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After Ingrown Toenail Surgery
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
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.
The: Recovery usually takes two weeks. Most people can resume normal activity in one or two days.See 1 more doctor answer
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...
Talk to you doctor: Chances are the doctor used a chemical to stop the growth of the nail.
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.
See below: Give it time to heal and grow out.
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.).
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.
Keep the area clean: Bandaged and protected until it heals. 4-5 days.See 2 more doctor answers
Chemical burn...: Or dried blood from the procedure is the most likely culpritSee 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 4 more doctor answers
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