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I had an ingrown toenail removed great toe. 7 days post op left side of toe is red, shiny, v painful. I'm assuming infection w/abscess.. Treatment ?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes a nail

spicule might of been left behind and this may need to be removed.
Othertimes, it is possible an infection developed as there is an open space where the nail was removed.

In brief: Sometimes a nail

spicule might of been left behind and this may need to be removed.
Othertimes, it is possible an infection developed as there is an open space where the nail was removed.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Antibiotics

You need to contact the MD that did the surgery or your main MD for evaluation asap.
If you think there's an abscess you may need a second procedure to drain. This is not a situation to ignore. Keep foot elevated for now - warm compresses. http://www.livestrong.com/article/304927-care-after-having-an-ingrown-toenail-removed/

In brief: Antibiotics

You need to contact the MD that did the surgery or your main MD for evaluation asap.
If you think there's an abscess you may need a second procedure to drain. This is not a situation to ignore. Keep foot elevated for now - warm compresses. http://www.livestrong.com/article/304927-care-after-having-an-ingrown-toenail-removed/
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Dr. Carol Jacobs
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Agree withy Dr Jacobs the need for I&D

In brief: INFECTION

Sounds like an infection, but not necessarily an abscess.
See your surgeon for an evaluation. Probably oral antibiotics. Dr. Latva

In brief: INFECTION

Sounds like an infection, but not necessarily an abscess.
See your surgeon for an evaluation. Probably oral antibiotics. Dr. Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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