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Picked ingrown toenail, infection. Put band-aid over it, red flesh sticking out of skin. Blood clot?

Hi, I m 16 years old and I was picking at an ingrown toenail (I know I m not supposed to) and it started to get a bit infected so I put a band-aid over it for the rest of today s school day. After I got home and took it off, my nail had sunk (I think) under my flesh and there is now a piece of red flesh sticking out (could be a blood clot hanging out, but not sure).
Asked On : Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
I would be pleased to answer your question .

Yes , it is mostly an infected crust and scab which is oozing out . You should clean it with Betadine lotion and then apply an antibiotic cream over the area .

You should visit a Dermatologist who would assess the depth and intensity of infection and might ask for the removal of the nail after the infection resolves.

You might need a course of an oral antibiotic.

Thanks and Take care
Answered: Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi...dear user.,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
For ingrown toenail..,
the best treatment is Surgical...,
Remove the sides of nails..,
Thorough reflush the both sides of the nails..,
consult good dermatologist..,
Answered: Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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