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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.See 2 more doctor answers
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
I let my: Patients wear them immediately after surgery. Anytime one has a surgery they should follow their surgeon's protocol though.See 1 more doctor answer
I have ingrown toenail that requires removal but I cant wear comfortable or casual shoe at my work at all. What's other solution for ingrown nails?
Who says you can't..: If just the sides are involved, there should be reason that the border (s) can't be removed and you can return to work the next day. I have done this procedure on hundreds of patients who were able to play football, basketball and just about any activity except toe dancing. Search around for a specialist capable of this very simple office based procedure. Thank you for trusting Healthtap.
Have an appt with podiatrist. If she removes ingrown toenail, can I go straight to work afterword? Will I need to wear open-toed shoes, etc.?
You should be ok: To go to work depending on the procedure that the podiatrist did it may not be that painful at allSee 4 more doctor answers
I have recurring ingrown toenails on my big toe. Did shoes cause this? My pedicurist removes the edge but it always returns. The nail is also thicker?
Aggrevate probably: Chronic ingrown toenails usually will require surgical correction if they persist. This can be performed in the office under local and usually without much, if any, down time. Have you podiatrist evaluate you problem and discuss options. Dr l.See 4 more doctor answers
My toes hurt under the nail whenever there is pressure. Started after wearing too tight shoes. I had an ingrown toenail removed but it still hurts.
Paronychia: Likely there is residual debris or nail tissue;go back & see the person who did the initial procedure;ask why this has happened & how to resolve itSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had ingrown toenails on both big toes for 6 months now. Really getting painful. What is te best way to remove ingrown toenails?
See podiatrist: There is a procedure known as a matricectomy to have this done. Local anesthesia is required. The procedure is a quick 5-10 minute procedure. Your problem should be gone afterwards.....Forever.See 5 more doctor answers
It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem.See 1 more doctor answer
Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics.See 1 more doctor answer
See a podiatrist: The podiatrist can examine the toe and may be able to trim the nail properly for you and recommend a topical medication to avoid recurrence or may recommend a more definitive treatment. Depending on the chronicity of your ingrown toenails, you may want to have the edge of the nail plate removed temporarily or permanently. Both procedure are done in-office with little to no down-time.See 1 more doctor answer
Needs treatment: An ingrown toenail is caused by a nail spicule grownig into the skin. This piece of nail must be removed in order for the nail to heal. In many cases the spicule is in the back or middle of the nail border. If this is the case it would be very difficult and painful for you to try and remove yourself. You can even make it worse if the you do not get out all of the nail spicule. See a podiatrist.See 1 more doctor answer
See a podiatrist: You may cause a bigger problem self treating.See 2 more doctor answers
Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics.See 2 more doctor answers
Which treatment if you have an ingrown toenails which are nasty and very painful is the very best?
See chiropodist: Chiropodists or podiatrists are well trained and versed in the care of ingrown toe nails. Some just require soaking +- antibiotics and professional trimming of the nail. If very bad with granulation tissue (chronic sore) or unresponsive to conservative therapy may require surgery.See 3 more doctor answers
Have it looked at.: 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 redness and drainage, get it looked at by a professional as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed and you may need antibiotics.See 1 more doctor answer
Removal: As an ingrown nail is actually a 'foreign body', it needs to be removed, either temporarily or permanently. Both procedures are performed in the office under local anesthesia. Normal activitty can be resumed the day after surgery in most cases.See 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor.: I would not recommend removing your own ingrown toenail. If it hurts enough that you want to numb it before working on it, you should let a doctor work on it instead. I never recommend self-administered "bathroom surgery"!See 3 more doctor answers
In Office Procedure: This is usually taken care via an in office procedure. The affected toe is numbed with a local anesthetic and the offending border removed. If the condition permits or requires a permanent correction can be performed via ablation of the cells that produce the nail.See 2 more doctor answers
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