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Ingrown nail of big toe removed. When can I go for swimming?

Apr 2013
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They took a ingrown nail of my big toe,when can i go in a swimming pool
Posted Sun, 26 May 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 56 minutes later
Hi and welcome to XXXXXXX
If the whole nail was removed you shouldnt go in swimming pool for 15 days after surgery.
If it was only partial exscision then it can be 10 days.
Also, if you have chance to be in salt water it would be better soluton because it would speed up healing process.
If you notice pain or redness of toe after being in swimming pool you should visit doctor because it might be inflammated.
WIsh you good health.
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Follow-up: Ingrown nail of big toe removed. When can I go for swimming? 32 hours later
When can i shower after an ingrow toe nail was removed?
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 3 hours later
Hi. After 4 days if there is no active bleeding around it.
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