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Could osteomyelitis be caused by long term ingrown toenail?

Could osteomyelitis be caused by long term ingrown toenail?

Yes: Ingrown toenails most commonly involve big toe, but can involve any toenail.Nail becomes ingrown when one or both sides grow into the skin of toe. Skin then becomes red, swollen and painful. Sometimes nail actually breaks the skin and causes a localized infection which may become more acutely painful and cause drainage from the side of the toe. If ignored, can progress to osteomyelitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Bone Infection (Definition)

Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Osteo is derived from the greek osteon..Inflammation or infection. A broad range of organisms can cause infection from bacteria, to viruses (less common), to fungi (mycotic). Acute and chronic infections exist. Long term IV treatment with antibiotics (or antifungals or other agents) are needed. In my experience no less than 8 weeks ...Read more


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Could my ingrown toenail have any connection to a bone infection?

Could my ingrown toenail have any connection to a bone infection?

Yes: An ingrown toenail initially starts as an infection of the soft tissue, but if left untreated it can spread and penetrate into the bone and cause a bone infection which is also known as osteomyelitis. This is a nasty infection and can lead to amputation of the affected toe. If you have an ingrown toenail, see a podiatrist asap. ...Read more

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Is osteomyelitis caused by long term ingrown tonail?

Is osteomyelitis caused by long term ingrown tonail?

Yes: Ingrown toenails most commonly involve big toe, but can involve any toenail.Nail becomes ingrown when one or both sides grow into the skin of toe. Skin then becomes red, swollen and painful. Sometimes nail actually breaks the skin and causes a localized infection which may become more acutely painful and cause drainage from the side of the toe. If ignored, can progress to osteomyelitis. ...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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I'm getting my ingrown toenail treated in a few days, how long is the treatment process?

Ingrown nail: What I do is remove it under local and remove part of the matrix which is a very quick procedure and heals quite quickly in most cases. Matrix can be removed either by acid or surgically ...Read more

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Just had ingrown toenail removed how long do I need to keep it bandaged for?

Ingrown: Nail sx post op usually soak in warm water with epsom salt twice daily, cover area wit triple antibiotic and bandaid 5 days is what I have my patients do. Hope it helps! ...Read more

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

Next day: After 3 hrs I am not thrilled with it but have had people go to karate etc. I prefer you wait 24 hrs. No lakes or rivers for a week or two. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Ingrown Toenail (Definition)

Onychocryptosis is the medical name for ingrown toe nail. The nail can be flat or curved and still be ingrown. 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. 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