Nail Surgery Wound?

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Hello, last July 23rd I had surgery to remove the big toe nails on both sides of the nails due to a fungal infection. The doctor said yesterday that the bandage could be opened by itself and could come into contact with water, after bathing it was smeared with ointment (gentamicin sulfate). Well, some time after I applied the ointment, some of the skin became like watery, yellowish color but didn’t smell bad. Last night I stayed asleep when I woke up and did not see the liquid. Then, about two hours later, the liquid was seen again. How is that? Is it dangerous?

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Hello, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com

Wounds that are not dry sometimes will indeed secrete serum from them. This serum fluid is different from pus. The serum is clear yellowish in color, and this fluid comes out due to an inflammatory reaction in the wound (inflammation is not always caused by infection). Meanwhile, pus is a yellowish white liquid, cloudy like milk, which can come out of the wound due to an infection in the wound. The serum fluid will stop coming out on its own when the wound dries up.

The condition that occurs in your wound is actually still normal. Make sure you keep your wound clean and take care as instructed by your doctor.

If you find that your wound is festering, has a smelly discharge, becomes increasingly swollen and painful, immediately return to the doctor for further evaluation and treatment.

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