Patient : Hi, yesterday I had an ingrown toenail removed and today I accidentally did two things I wasn't supposed to. The toe got a little wet in the shower and I did an exercising activity for about ten minutes, will those things affect my recovery in any way? I do not always no those things they just happened once.
No, those things that you did will not affect the recovery, make sure that you apply consistently the topical antibiotic prescribed by your doctor, keep the area clean, wear open-toed shoes or sandals until you feel better, if there is pain you can take over-the-counter pain relievers as acetaminophen (“Tylenol”). In the future, trim your nails straight across not too short, wear shoes that fit you properly.
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