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A 25-year-old female asked:

I got ingrown toe nail surgery 2.5 wks ago. can i put on nail polish? it only gets slightly white when i put on the hydrogen peroxide now.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Devon Glazer
22 years experience
Ingrown toenail : I would avoid the nail polish until your doctor sees you back and clears you for such things. Also, as an aside, hydrogen peroxide can be quite caustic to healing tissue. I would advise only using it on a new dirty wound but not something that is in a healing phase. Please call the doctor that operated on the ingrown toenail to advise you on what to use as a day-to-day dressing. Good luck!
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