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I just had my toe nail removed on Monday because I had an ingrown

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I just had my toe nail removed on Monday because I had an ingrown and there was also trauma to it which is why it needed to be pulled. I was told to soak
It in warm water today with Epsom salt which I started to do and all of a sudden my toe started burning and it aches now. What is causing that
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello,

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

Do you notice any swelling at the toe?

JACUSTOMER-ac2fkctn- : It's a little red. I just went to the doctor today for a checkup and they soaked it cleaned it and rewrapped it
mysticdoc :

Ok.

mysticdoc :

then this is not infection.

mysticdoc :

The burning pain can be due to the nerve irritation.

mysticdoc :

This should subside with the healing of the wound.

JACUSTOMER-ac2fkctn- : Ok so should I just use warm water then.
mysticdoc :

Yes you continue with warm water.

mysticdoc :

Also cold water can be applied to cool down the nerves

JACUSTOMER-ac2fkctn- : Ok Ty
mysticdoc :

very welcome

mysticdoc :

also you can take ibuprofen or tylenol for the pain control.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

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