Infection After Toenail Removal
Sometimes you can get infection after this procedure and it is usually what happens at home rather than what happens within the clean clinic.
There are a couple of reasons for this:
1- if you have got an infection then get antibiotics for it. As soon as the dressing is taken off bugs can get in. Post-op advice really needs to be sorted out, especially with cleansing and dressing the toe...and the person who did it should have told you/ given you a written form.
2- if they used Phenol in the procedure, then this does look like an infection. You should go back to the person who did it to check. But it will always look worse before it gets better, which redness and discharge because the body is adjusting to the chemical burn which was caused and controlled by the Phenol. People who are not used to it will state that it is an infection, even though it isn't.