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Is my toe infected after a pedicure?

Three days ago I had a pedicure at a local salon. Yesterday after an hour of cardio activity, the right side of my big toe was red, swollen and very painful to the touch. I have since soaked my foot in Epsom salts and applied Neosporin. This evening after a long soak I was using a nail tool to try and detect if it was the beginning of an ingrown toenail due to the cutting performed on the side of the nail. I did see some pus while "exploring". My question is, is this most likely an infection or the beginning of an in grown toenail (also infected). Should I continue to treat at home? Thank you

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Yep. That sure sounds like an infection. They are common after "pedicures" that do not have a high standard of infection control in place.

If it does not settle quickly then you should get it seen to.

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