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Ingrown Nail Of Big Toe Removed. When Can I Go For Swimming?

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Posted on Tue, 28 May 2013
Question: They took a ingrown nail of my big toe,when can i go in a swimming pool
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic 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.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein (32 hours later)
When can i shower after an ingrow toe nail was removed?
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein (3 hours later)
Hi. After 4 days if there is no active bleeding around it.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Ingrown Nail Of Big Toe Removed. When Can I Go For Swimming?

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.