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A 32-year-old member asked:

Toe is still numb after 3-4 days of ingrown toenail surgery. what should i do?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Call your doctor: While anesthesia can persist for hours after surgery, depending on what medication us used, numbness days later isn't typical. Anytime you have a concern after a surgical procedure, your doctor is the best person to contact, for your peace of mind...And his.
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Dr. Fred Birnbaum
Podiatry 45 years experience
Bandages that are too tight will do this as well. Cut a longitudinal slit in them to loosen them
Feb 5, 2013
Dr. Carlos Rojas
13 years experience
Nail: Paresthesia or numbness is not uncommon after local nerve blocks; permanent nerve damage it's unlikely from a simple nail avulsion. Sometimes inflammation and nerve irritation causes numbness. "sensation" to the toe should come back slowly, if symptoms persist let your surgeon know.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What can I do to protect my toe during a shower after having surgery for an ingrown toenail?

3 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lawrence Han
Podiatry 28 years experience
Bag it: You can place your foot in a bag and wrap it with duct tape to keep the water out if you are taking a shower. In addition prior to placing your foot in the bag you could wrap your foot with a towel in case water gets inside the bag. Alternatively you could go to a medical supply store and purchase a shower cover for the foot.
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Last updated Nov 14, 2016

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