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A 23-year-old female asked:

The skin around my toenail is very sore i had surgery about a year ago phenol was applied so it's not regrowing no callus what could it be ?

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Dr. Allan Rosenthal
Podiatry 44 years experience
It could be regrowth: It takes a toe nail about a year to grow, it could be you had a tiny spicule of nail regrowth. without seeing or feeling, it is possible. this can be a common reoccurrence 1-3% chance. Please go back to your doctor and let him Rexam, it is not at all unusual to have this happen after nail surgery. If it gets infected , red inflamed it is also important to have a professional look at it.

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Last updated May 5, 2016

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