Infected ingrown toenail removed

I recently had my toenail removed because of an infection and ingrown. This is the 3rd day and they gave me antibiotics, 4 times daily. My question is what can i do to make it stop bleeding? Every time I have to use the restroom I use my crutches but my toe will start bleeding and I have to use peroxide to cut the blood. This is the second day that has been bleeding.

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    Hello and thank you for your question. Why are you on crutches? I’ve removed many toenails and you should be in your normal shoes with a bandage over the nail. You should have a compressive dressing that is changed once a day. This is my experience is not a typical presentation for a total nail removal. I also would not have put you on antibiotics if you are young and healthy.

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