A 17-year-old female asked:
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i have an ingrown toenail and the swelling is spreading down my toe to my foot. could this be a sign of bone infection? i have a doctors appointment tomorrow?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe/not: This may be a superficial cellulitis (deep skin infection) that has not reached the bone. Your evaluation should help sort out this issue.
Answered on Oct 21, 2020

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