A 33-year-old male asked:
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got my nail removed and three doctors say my toe is not infected but it's super red ?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not infected: The underlying nail bed is normally red appearing.If 3 docs say it's not infected,it's probably not infected (no pus,no pain out of proportion to what is expected from having your nail removed).
Answered on Jan 15, 2016
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Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Inflamed...: Maybe it's not infected, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it is not inflamed. Sometimes confused with infection, inflammation is a normal response to injury. In your case that is a surgical injury.
Answered on Mar 29, 2016

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Likely have an infection around the nail called paronychia. You should see your doctor for evaluation. You will probably need antibiotic therapy.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
18 years experience Podiatry
Yes: However, a podiatrist does this day and day out. I would highly recommend you see a podiatrist.
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain meds + Ice/heat: + elevate + Antibiotics. See your PCP for the early treatment and antibiotics, but if no improvement then the nail would need to be removed ( partial ... Read More

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