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3 year old had ingrown toe nail, after doctor cut it out it is still a little swollen over a week later, nail is clear doesn't seem like pus.

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In brief: Residual spicule

There isn't any mention of prescribed antibiotics, or how long the nail was infected for, nor the method in which the nail was 'cut out' there are various techniques used to treat ingrown nails with children, duration of infection and severity also play a role.
It is best to have this looked at, as this can be something as simple as a residual nail spicule or as severe as bone infection.

In brief: Residual spicule

There isn't any mention of prescribed antibiotics, or how long the nail was infected for, nor the method in which the nail was 'cut out' there are various techniques used to treat ingrown nails with children, duration of infection and severity also play a role.
It is best to have this looked at, as this can be something as simple as a residual nail spicule or as severe as bone infection.
Dr. Jacob Silverstone
Dr. Jacob Silverstone
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In brief: May not be a

Problem. Swelling can persist for a week or so.
Get it checked out bc possibly a piece was left behind and the infection will not clear unless the complete border is removed.

In brief: May not be a

Problem. Swelling can persist for a week or so.
Get it checked out bc possibly a piece was left behind and the infection will not clear unless the complete border is removed.
Dr. Eugene Batelli
Dr. Eugene Batelli
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In brief: Ingrown toe nail

Is there tenderness or redness? Swelling may be from procedure of removing toenail.
If there is tenderness or redness then follow up with your doctor.

In brief: Ingrown toe nail

Is there tenderness or redness? Swelling may be from procedure of removing toenail.
If there is tenderness or redness then follow up with your doctor.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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