The second biopsy results came back today and there are good news, for once. She has a "deep fungal infection caused by Dermatophytes" (not tinea) and it is non contagious. Dr Hall, the dermatologist who reviewed the results, said that her condition should not spread to the other toes as long as she remains on Terbinafibe and luckily we won't have to put her on Itraconazole. The treatment has to be at least two months, to make sure this fungus is gone. No cancer cells were detected with this biopsy either, and if this continue to be treated there is a 99% success rate.We can't give her any anti inflammatory drug because it would be a problem in conjunction with the anti fungal drug, which is why her toe is still swollen and red, and her activity has to be limited to avoid farther inflammation. As of right now the risk or her loosing her toe while under treatment should be non existent.
What the Dr. thinks happened is that something got under her toe or nail bed through a crack in the nail or cut, and made its way up on her toe. This fungus lives on soil so who knows where she got it, so many possibilities. Dr. Hall, who comes from the East, said that while this is unusual she has seen cases like this in her area. I hope this is it for this whole ordeal and hopefully we'll get rid of the nasty thing soon.
Her toe today: