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Dr. Eric Silvers Dr. Silvers
Podiatry
22 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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What amount pain will I be in after ingrown toenail surgery?

What amount pain will I be in after ingrown toenail surgery?

Mild: Most people who have ingrown toenail procedure have very minimal post procedural pain. A NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) typically will help with post procedural pain.

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
415 Doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman Dr. Lehrman
Podiatry
20 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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How long after ingrown toenail surgery do I wait to exercise?

How long after ingrown toenail surgery do I wait to exercise?

Depends: On exactly what you had done. When I do a procedure to remove an ingrown nail in the office, the patient is told they have no activity restrictions afterwords.

Dr. Alan Ettinger Dr. Ettinger
Podiatry
45 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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What recovery is like after ingrown toenail surgery?

What recovery is like after ingrown toenail surgery?

The: Recovery usually takes two weeks. Most people can resume normal activity in one or two days.

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Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman Dr. Lehrman
Podiatry
20 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover after ingrown toenail surgery.?

Depends on the: Procedure. Was it done with a chemical? Do you have sutures? Here are different procedures. Usually anywhere from 1-3 weeks. One is allowed to walk though same day...

Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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My nails haven't grown back after ingrown toenail surgery. Is this normal? Should I be concerned?

My nails haven't grown back after ingrown toenail surgery. Is this normal? Should I be concerned?

Talk to you doctor: Chances are the doctor used a chemical to stop the growth of the nail.

Dr. Scott Keith Dr. Keith
Podiatry
40 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What could have caused a granuloma to form on nail fold after ingrown toenail surgery? What steps can I take to treat it?

What could have caused a granuloma to form on nail fold after ingrown toenail surgery? What steps can I take to treat it?

Relax.: A granuloma formation, although not common, is not t so unusual that you should be too concerned. You should return to the surgeon to have it resolved. If a foot specialist did not do the actual surgery, then I suggest you have it treated by a foot specialist now. It is a simple matter to numb the toe and remove the growth by one of several techniques.

Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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Nails hasn't grown back after ingrown toenail surgery, what to do?

Nails hasn't grown back after ingrown toenail surgery, what to do?

Depending on the: Time frame it may never grow back......nail grows approximately 1mm per month so if its been a few months and you don't see any nail chances are it is not coming back. This is why all surgery carries risk.

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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If my nail still hurts 4 months after ingrown toenail surgery would you recommend having a total nail alvusion for the pain to stop?

If my nail still hurts 4 months after ingrown toenail surgery would you recommend having a total nail alvusion for the pain to stop?

Have it looked at.: You may still have a piece of nail in the corner or a recurrence of the problem. You may want to have a permanent procedure to remove the recurrent ingrown toenail. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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Dizzy and nausea a day after ingrown toenail surgery?

Dizzy and nausea a day after ingrown toenail surgery?

Are you taking: A painkiller? sometimes codeine can do that. Otherwise, it may just be coincidental..

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Dr. Scott Keith Dr. Keith
Podiatry
40 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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My toe is still red/purplish 2 weeks after ingrown toenail surgery and have been on antibiotics since. Should I give it more time orisitlikelyinfected?

My toe is still red/purplish 2 weeks after ingrown toenail surgery and have been on antibiotics since. Should I give it more time orisitlikelyinfected?

Eyes wide Open.: A lot depends on the nature of the surgery. Aggressive procedures can take longer to heal and require more blood to allow for healing. Therefore, a longer time must be allowed for the supportive capillaries to close. You are probably safe as long as there is no increasing pain, swelling or redness. Finish off the antibiotics and keep alert for increasing inflammatory signs.

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Dr. Libby Putnam Dr. Putnam
Podiatry
8 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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Is it normal for your toenail to fall off after haveing ingrown toenail surgery?

Is it normal for your toenail to fall off after haveing ingrown toenail surgery?

It can.: Any time you stress out a toenail with surgery or even a small in-office procedure, there's a small risk of the nail falling off completely. Nails don't tend to take a joke very well, and if they're angry enough after a nail procedure, they may just give up and start over. (this is a very rare occurrence, though.).

Dr. Henry Tseng Dr. Tseng
Podiatry
22 years in practice
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How soon after ingrown toenail minor surgery should I wait to play football it's just touch football no contact?

How soon after ingrown toenail minor surgery should I wait to play football it's just touch football no contact?

Post-op period: Usually ingrown nail surgery is done under local anesthesia. I usually tell my patients to stay away from sports for 10-14 days. Even though you're playing touch football it's the shoes that I'm concerned about. You don't want any friction or trauma to the toe that would delay healing. You should soak your toe in epsom salt and warm water every night. Apply betadine or centany cream on toe after.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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Help! My new toe nail is not growing back after partial ingrown toenail surgery?

First confirm: That the doc did not perform a permenant procedure, second be p alient toenails grow approximately 1mm per month. It takes time for a nail to regrow.

Dr. Richard Taddeo Dr. Taddeo
Podiatry
22 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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Dr. Richard Taddeo Dr. Taddeo
Podiatry
22 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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What's the longest an ingrown toenail after surgery can take to heal completely with no pain?

What's the longest an ingrown toenail after surgery can take to heal completely with no pain?

Many possibilities: Pain may last a long time following surgery. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment if the pain persists after a few weeks.

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Dr. Joseph Newman Dr. Newman
Podiatry
28 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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How to treat an ingrown toenail after surgery?

It can vary: I have my patient's soak in warm water-epsom salts daily for a few days (if the permanent correction is performed, it can be up to six weeks). A topical antibiotic and dressing for a few days should help. If redness, puffiness and/or pain persists, I might prescribe an antibiotic. If the patient has no improvement within a few days I see them.

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Dr. Brandon Macy Dr. Macy
Podiatry
37 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Does it hurt after you get an ingrown toenail surgery at a podiatrist?

Does it hurt after you get an ingrown toenail surgery at a podiatrist?

Yes, but...: The amount of pain is variable according to how bad the problem was, the anesthesia used (or not) and your pain tolerance. That is in the short term. If it has been a while since the procedure was performed more than a few days) or if the pain is increasing, go back for a followup visit and have the cause checked.

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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