I've been "battling" a ganglion cyst on a toe and finally decided to get it looked at before "the trip". I showed it to my doc and explained the discharge as he put some jelly stuff on it (thought it was alcohol) and then I noticed the scalpel came out. Uh...Doc? Can you feel that? No. Ok, no worries then but you may feel some pressure though. Doc cut a big hole in the toe and then says "Ok, you're not going to like me after this." He has a little q-tip thing of gray stuff. Whatever I says. BS! Silver nitrate is pure hell on earth. Caveat: toe feels awesome today.