A 22-year-old female asked:
removing ingrown hairs and had to dig in the skin to get them out (bad, i know). now have several open wounds. possibility of staph infection?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Donald Colantino answered
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Antibacterial: Keep the lesions clean and apply antibiotic ointment.
Answered on Feb 23, 2014
Dr. Payam Rafat answered
21 years experience Podiatry
See a professional: Leaving an ingrown nail untreated could lead to the development of an abscess and possible underlying bone infection. Get it taken care of by a professional to avoid preventable complications.
Answered on Sep 17, 2016
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