A 42-year-old female asked:
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i had a full nail removal on my great toe today. will ice help discomfort or hinder the healing?

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Dr. Adam Kinninger
13 years experience Family Medicine
Help: Ice will help the discomfort and will not negatively impact your healing.
Answered on Jul 29, 2013
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Dr. Enid Goris
22 years experience Podiatry
Yes it does: Yes ice over the dressing is very helpful.
Answered on Jul 29, 2013
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Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
Its ok: You can ice it. As long as you have no vascular issues, icing is ok. It is better to soak you foot in epsom salt and warm water.
Answered on May 23, 2013
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Dr. Anjan Parghi
25 years experience Family Medicine
Ice will help.: I highly recommend icing the toe 2-3 times a day for the next 2-3 days, as well as elevating the surgical foot in question , as much as possible.
Answered on Jul 29, 2013
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