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I had ingrown toenail removed in Sept. There is cont infection so he went back in 4 days ago &was fine. Today, I'm in a lot of pain and my toe is numb?

I had ingrown toenail removed in Sept. There is cont infection so he went back in 4 days ago &was fine. Today, I'm in a lot of pain and my toe is numb?

Go back to surgeon.: Ingrown toenails can be removed by several techniques. All involve either removing the nail root or cauterizing the root in some fashion. Removing the nail and then chemically burning the root will cause a persistent drainage that can occasionally last for months. When this drainage is cultured it usually has no bacterial growth. You could have a nail spicule or still inflamed surgical site. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Ingrown Toenail (Definition)

Also called onychocryptosis, this condition occurs when the margin of the nail impinges into the flesh (nail fold) on either side of the nail or even the end of the nail. This can lead to violation of the skin (paronychia) and open you up to infections. These are painful and can easily be treated ...Read more


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The outside edges of both of my big toes are numb. Why is this? I suffer from chronic ingrown toenails, could this play a part?

The outside edges of both of my big toes are numb. Why is this? I suffer from chronic ingrown toenails, could this play a part?

Reasonable thought.: That sounds like a reasonable explanation. The chronicity of the nail condition could cause congestion around the nerve endings. This could impede their ability to send normal impulses. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Could an ingrown toenail cause my foot to become and stay numb for long periods of time?

Could an ingrown toenail cause my foot to become and stay numb for long periods of time?

It shouldn't: A lot of swelling from an ingrown toenail could cause some temporary numbness. If it lasts more than a few days you should see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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For an ingrown toenail procedure is there a gas to request if you are bad with the shots to help numb yourself for when they have to give the shot?

For an ingrown toenail procedure is there a gas to request if you are bad with the shots to help numb yourself for when they have to give the shot?

Typically not: Most ingrown procedures are performed in an office setting and gas is not typically available. An oral sedative can be given prior to your office procedure or a topical anesthetic can be applied to the area to be anesthetized prior to the injection. If you opt to have your procedure performed as part of a procedure in a surgery center setting, the initial anesthesia administered may be gas. ...Read more

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I have 2 ingrown toenail. The one on my right toe healed on its own. How can I help heal this annoying toenail monster?

I have 2 ingrown toenail. The one on my right toe healed on its own. How can I help heal this annoying toenail monster?

Nail care: Ingrown toenails can be temporarily remedied through soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ointment to temporarily soften the corners. If you have continued pain, redness or drainage, get it looked at by a professional as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed and you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Ingrown toenail I smashed my big toe and the nail eventuality fell off but it's curling inwards, is there anything I can do?

Ingrown toenail I smashed my big toe and the nail eventuality fell off but it's curling inwards, is there anything I can do?

Damaged nail: After you damage your nail, you have to be careful of ingrown toenails and weakly growing nails. Try to take an oral compound of zinc with biotin to help with the nail growth. Also apply a small amount of a topical antibiotic around the cuticle to help prevent an infection. See a podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more

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I had an ingrown toenail and tried the nail bracing technique to life it and relieve the pressure. Now I have discoloration in the corner of my toe.

I had an ingrown toenail and tried the nail bracing technique to life it and relieve the pressure. Now I have discoloration in the corner of my toe.

Separation anxiety.: Discoloring of the nail can be caused by several things. Your history narrows the possibilities. An examination would simplify getting to the real problem. Having said that, more than likely the color change is either due to air getting under the nail or the effects of a fungal infection starting in the corner area of the nail. Both can occur when the plate is separated from the underlying bed. ...Read more

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Is it okay to put orajel on my toe where I just got an ingrown toenail removed?

Is it okay to put orajel on my toe where I just got an ingrown toenail removed?

It is recommended: Just squeeze a line of Orajel along the cuticle and let soak for 2 or 3 minutes and the pain is gone. Since the active ingredient, benzocaine, is actually a topical local anesthetic, it numbs the area where it is applied, and prevents those nerves from sending signals to the brain. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have an ingrown toenail. I'm not going to the doctors for a couple days and it really hurts. Is there a way to temporarily numb it?

Hot water and Epsom: Salt, ice will have very temporary numbing effects. See the foot doc and they will fix it so no more pain or problem. ...Read more

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Ingrown toenail big toe hurts what can I do about it?

Follow RIPE: rest, -: Ice, pain meds (like NSAIDs) and elevate, as much as possible. Soaking in warm water can be helpful.
If its obviously infected, U will need some Antibiotics from your PCP.
Seeing an Orthopedist or a Podiatrist for definitive treatment will help.
Good Luck and Happy Holidays. ...Read more

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What over te counter cream would I use to numb an ingrown toenail?

Better be seen by Dr: Numbing may mask a big issue with the infection. ...Read more

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I have a ingrown. Toenail extreemly painful can't ware a shoe the toe next to the pinkiy toe?

Re: ingrown Toenail: If you are diabetic, make and appointment to see a healthcare professional immediately. Be alert for signs of infection including redness swelling and drainage (fluid or pus). A portion or the entire nail may need to be removed by the doctor (under local anesthesia in a clean/aseptic environment of course). Good luck. ...Read more

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Skin around toe black 2months after ingrown toenail removal. Is that normal or should I go back to dr?

Skin around toe black 2months after ingrown toenail removal. Is that normal or should I go back to dr?

Go back: It is always good idea to go back. If the dr. Used a chemical to "destroy" the root of your nail, then it may be okay. However, getting it checked out should put both your mind and the dr's at ease. ...Read more

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My toe has swelled and has pus or some other discharge coming out of it. I think it is an ingrown toenail.?

Infection: Most likely infected. May have started with an ingrown toenail but more serious problem now. You need to see your doctor, have the toe evaluated, cultured, and start an oral and topical antibiotic. In the meanwhile, keep it clean, minimize activity, avoid tight fitting shoes, apply an otc antibiotic such as polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or neosporin. ...Read more

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I have a recurring issue of an ingrown toenail on the big toes of my feet. What options are there to fix this?

I have a recurring issue of an ingrown toenail on the big toes of my feet. What options are there to fix this?

Shoes or foot type: If your toenail is chronically ingrown. You may have flat feet or your shoes may not give u enough room. Pointy shoes do come with their challenges. I would advise you go to a podiatrist so they can discuss the possible causes ...Read more

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Professional ballet dancer with ingrown toenail on big toe growing sideways, what can be done as I have to dance?

Professional ballet dancer with ingrown toenail on big toe growing sideways, what can be done as I have to dance?

Excise nail spicule: It has to go or it will get more annoying and possibly locally infected given your activity. It may be just a simple tiny piece but that's all it takes... ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


Dr. Mak Yousefpour
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Foot Numbness (Definition)

Foot numbness can be described as having a reduced sensation of feeling in the foot. It is generally a sign of an underlying neurological condition involving the sensory ...Read more