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A 37-year-old male asked:

Cut out ingrown toe nail and pulled out skin with it. been two weeks (one on antibiotics) swelling mostly gone, but still in pain, ideas?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See below: You may still have an infection or there could be a small nail spicule remaining. The pain could be from the trauma of the procedure.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Epsom salt soak: Try soaking your foot in warm water and epsom salt. Remove embedded debris from the nail borders, and apply an antibiotic ointment to temporarily soften the corners. If you have redness and drainage, have it looked at by a professional.

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