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A 16-year-old male asked:

I'm having bunion removal surgery in 2 days but bunion area and bottom of feet are peeling. would that be a problem?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Varies: there are a lot of possibilities from contact dermatitis, to an area of dry skin or callus related to the bunion, to a systemic reaction to something. I would certainly let your surgeon know as it may be that your surgery may need to be rescheduled if your skin changes are severe.
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