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A male asked:

I just got done getting my ingrown toenail removed. after the surgery my toe has gotten really red,swollen and black crust over were he cut the nail?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Infection, spicule..: There are several methods to remove and fix and ingrown toenail. Although immediate post operative problems are rare, they can still occur. You need to follow the surgeons post nail surgery instructions, if any were given. If not call the surgeon immediately. If all this is impossible, then go to the E.R. for assessment of the wound, either by the E.R. physician or the on call foot surgeon.
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