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Had an ingrown toe nail removed, sore, hurts, not infected, no discharge. Cause and cure?

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I had an ingrown toe nail removed last Thursday on the outside of big toe! My question is this, right after the surgery for about the first 3-4 days its was sore but not to the extreme. Now its very sore, its hurts even when not touching it. Does not appear to be infected there is no discolored discharge. I'm thinking its coming from the acid that was applied. I've had my other big toe done twice and had a hard time with that one as well. I'm thinking I should at least let my Dr know. Thanks you!
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response

Thank you for the query.

Generally the pain should be gradually going down day by day. Ingrown nail surgery is not a serious procedure and should not give you so much pain (of course every person has different pain feeling).
However, as big toe nail is quite a dirty place and plenty of bacteria grows there, the risk of wound infection is real. And this is what you should be aware of. If the pain is getting more intense, the skin gets swollen in this area, most likely infection has appeared. In such case it is advisable to visit your surgeon and take a look on it. Antibiotics might be necessary.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Pain is a consequence of surgery / it will improve in a week or so / Symptomatic drugs like non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs help in the meanwhile.
Keep the area clean
If there is fever, swelling or worsening, see your surgeon

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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