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ingrown toenail ?

I have had two wedge resection for an ingrown toenail to the medial aspect of my right big toe that have not been successful. I still have a painful infection involving the flesh of the toe. Now it seems like the lateral aspect of the toenail seems to develope the problem, too. I have tried everything from ointments to chemicals but nothing seems to get rid of this painful infection. I change the dressing twice a day to keep it nice and clean, soak it in water and irrigate it. What can be done at this point since wedge resection did not give any relief?

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You need to get a second opinion. The failure rate of a wedge resection is extremely low. They only tend to recur if they are not done properly.

There is also a possibility that the infecion has got into the bone, so would get someone to check that ASAP.

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