I got another piece of the ingrown taken out of

Patient

Q: I got another piece of the ingrown taken out of my big toe and it was 3 days ago my toe is purple

Doctor

A:   Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit very small and specific.

History of nail excision followed by the toe turning purple noted.
- This may indicate:
-infection
Congestion by the inflammatory process.
I would suggest in such a case the following.
-Change of an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory.
- elevation of the leg above the heart level in lying down position.

Regular review by your operating surgeon.
I hope this answer helps you to take a proper treatment.

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