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Forum Name: Other infections

Question: Onychocryptosis - related issue.

 Daniel - Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:21 pm

User avatar Hello, after suffering from an ingrown toenail, I removed the offending piece of nail with a pair of sterile scissors and have been using an iodine solution to prevent the infection from reoccurring. However, shortly after removing the nail I have developed a brown spot on the skin surrounding the nail. It doesn't cause any pain when I touch it but I was wondering if I should see a doctor regarding this development? I would be most grateful if you could tell me any information regarding this issue.

 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:35 pm

User avatar Hi Daniel,

I would advise you to see your doctor for a direct examination. This may or may not be related to the ingrown toe nail. I'm not sure exactly what it is based on your description and the picture. A direct exam should be able to give you a better idea.

Best wishes.
 Daniel - Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:58 pm

User avatar Thank you very much Dr. Lowe, I shall arrange an appointment with my GP following your advice.

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