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Old 03-08-2010, 02:49 PM
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Does my toenail look fine? I had the right side partially removed and it looks wierd to me. What's the hard white stuff on the bottom right side?

NOTE: its not ingrown anymore. My other one is... Im going to see the doctor on Friday, but i was just wondering what you guys thought.

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Old 03-08-2010, 03:32 PM
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Best to let your doctor decide. What you don't want is for gangrene to set in so be sure not to miss that appointment.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:24 PM
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oh gawd that looks awful!
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:49 AM
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See your doc, but in the meantime soak your foot in really warm water with rock salt in it. Do that a few times a day and it really helps. If you have an infection on my side you can push the skin back AFTER it has soaked and you can likely get some infection out.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:57 AM
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The white stuff looks like dead tissue that will sluff off and be replaced by healthy tissue.
And you want to soak it in Epson Salt in warm water. I wouldn't use rock salt.
The black part is dried blood under the nail. Probably caused from the bleeding involved from the procedure. You will most likely see that untill the nail grows and is trimmed a few times to remove the dried blood that is attached to the underside of the nail.
If you see sudden redness, swelling, or the area feels hot or gets more painfull instead of the soreness going away then you should contact your doctor.
Your toe looks pretty much normal for the procedure you had done.
I've been through this. Yours actualy looks pretty good for what it's been through.
But it will be sore for awhile. Main thing is to keep it clean, soak it, and don't wear anything that might irritate it or rub it.

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