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Removing ingrown hairs and had to dig in the skin to get them out (bad, i know). Now have several open wounds. Possibility of staph infection?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a professional

Leaving an ingrown nail untreated could lead to the development of an abscess and possible underlying bone infection.
Get it taken care of by a professional to avoid preventable complications.

In brief: See a professional

Leaving an ingrown nail untreated could lead to the development of an abscess and possible underlying bone infection.
Get it taken care of by a professional to avoid preventable complications.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Antibacterial

Keep the lesions clean and apply antibiotic ointment.

In brief: Antibacterial

Keep the lesions clean and apply antibiotic ointment.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Dr. Donald Colantino
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Dr. Joseph Campanelli
If you notice worsening pain or increasing redness around the area, see your local doctor immediately.
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