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I have an ingrown toe nail. Should i be concerned ?

Hello, Doctor! My name is Curtis and I have an ingrown toe nail. I recently noticed the past 6 days that the wound was beginning to puss. I went to a walk in clinic and they prescribed me some antibiotics that would last me a week. The week will be over tomorrow and I am not noticing any difference, there is still puss coming out and it still hurts to walk a bit. I am just curious, should I take this concern to a further approach such as having the Hospital take a look at it, and what do you think I could expect while I m there ? Thank-you!
Asked On : Sun, 1 Aug 2010
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Hello curtis;
welcome to HealthcareMagic
Ingrowing toe nail is a troublesome thing to treat just with medicines.Take the antibiotics as a proper course and if the pus does not settle then you have to visit a doctor.Easier treatment is to get the nail removed under local anaesthesia so that the new nail will come on which will be proper and by the time the nail grows the infection and swelling will also get settled.
Answered: Sun, 4 Sep 2011
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