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Full Toe Removal
Help: Ice will help the discomfort and will not negatively impact your healing. ...Read more
Recently had full nail removal. On upper toe near nailbed is now cluster of tiny blisters that become open wounds, hurt&itch. They're spreading : (?
See your doctor: There could be several reasons for this problem. You need to go back to the doctor who removed your toe nail ...Read more
Yes: Podiatrists are skilled in the removal of corns and calluses. A detailed examination can reveal underlying reasons for them, such as exostosis and deformities and offer treatment of them as well. ...Read more
It depends on how they are removed.
If surgical then the toe will be sore for a couple of days and the area will heal in from the base so there will be a small whole where the wart was removed. ...Read more
I am surprised: Your doctor did not give you any post op instructions. It really varies. With some patients I allow them to perform daily dressing changes the following day after the procedure and with others I just let them leave it on for a week until I see them back. It has to do with the comfort level of the patient. Just call your doc and ask what they wanted you to do. ...Read more
Yes an No: Which toe and what procedure. Toe nails can be removed either with or without involving the nail root. Those that involve root removal or destruction can take more time to calm down. What you must ask yourdelf is whether or not the throbbing is due to you not following the post operative instructions or is there a problem developing. When in doubt, get back to the surgeon. ...Read more
Different types.: If you catch hammertoes in the early stages, a small, in-office procedure to release one of the tendons will often allow the toe to lie straight again. If the toe deformity has become rigid, the surgery is more involved. It's an outpatient procedure in an operating room, and can involve bone cuts, pins, screws, or other implants. Without surgery, your best bet is padding to reduce your discomfort. ...Read more
Paronychia on both big toes continues 3 years, 4 toe's removal operations. Tried soaking, cream, you name it. Still no results. What can by done?
Permanent removal: The nails can be removed and then a compound such as phenol applied to the nail bed. This usually prevents the nail from returning. ...Read more
Removal of the big toe toenail, I have trauma due to it. What will happen if I don't get toenail removed in the future?
Nail will fall off: Your question is a little confusing, but I think you're asking what happens to your damaged nail if you don't remove it. A new nail will start growing from the back (near the cuticle). It will most likely grow under the damaged nail, ultimately forcing it to fall off--or it will kind of fuse and be two nails until the dead nail eventually grows out and you trim it off. This takes 6-12 months. ...Read more
I have corn on my toe and two small dots but they don't pain yet. I have had surgery for my left foot but I want the removal of corn without surgery now?
Palliative care: Any skilled podiatrist can remove your corn without bone surgery painlessly. Unfortunately, it will return after some time. This can be done repeatedly until it comes back so quickly that you opt for surgery- which may be years until it worsens. I do not recommend corn plasters as they burn the skin and are fraught with complications. ...Read more
Depends on severity: And treatment performed. Often you can return to work immediately, depending on what type of work activity you do. Sometimes may require a day or 2 off. ...Read more
Help, I can't stand the pain of shots in my toes. If general anesthesia isn't possible for toenail removal, what about an epidural?
What to do if I cannot stand the pain of shots in my toes. If general anesthesia isn't possible for toenail removal, what about an epidural?
3 days: After a partial nail valuation the recovery is about 3 days. If you had a permanent procedure done it may take longer. ...Read more
Healing times vary: Healing rates may vary from one patient to another depending on a variety of factors. Under normal circumstances, one should have significant decrease of pain and drainage after one week of the procedure. A delay in healing may result if a patient is immune compromised, individuals with poor circulation, diabetics, and people who do not follow through with the recommended post operative care. ...Read more
2-6 weeks: Depends on how the nail was removed and whether it was a temporary or permanent removal. Usually a temporary removal will hel in a couple of weeks. A permanent chemical procedure can take 1-2 months. Discuss with your doctor what you may expect. Dr l. ...Read more
After removal of small ganglion cyst on back of big toe how long might it be before I am able to use a treadmill.
1-2 weeks: Depends if by 'back' you mean sole, which could take longer. Need time for the skin to heal and as long as there is no major joint or tendon involvement you should be ready to go. However, as with any procedure, it will heal when it heals, and it's important to follow your doctor's advice as to your progress and resumption of activity. ...Read more
Bleeding after toe nail removal. Had 1/3 big toenail removed this aft. Bled thru bandage & sock. Didn't know to elevate. Seems to have stopped. Ok?
If stopped then OK: If the bleeding stopped then you should be ok. It may be related to you taking 2full strength aspirins a day, change the dressing and if start bleeding again see your doctor or go to er. ...Read more
I'm 31 days post op. Bunion removal & pipj fusion of second toe, pin in second toe is a little loose & moves up/down turns sideways. Is this normal?
Not abnormal: It is not unusual for the pin, which is usually a "K-wire" to feel slightly loose. The "K-wire" is usually smooth and not threaded like a screw (though there are threaded K wires). As a result, it can feel loose. I encourage all post operative patients to seek the advice of the surgeon who performed the procedure (s). Your surgeon has the ability to evaluate your foot and the X-rays. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Your podiatrist should have provided you with post-procedure instructions on aftercare. Typically you would need to soak your foot in epsom salt soaks and apply an antibiotic ointment or cream. Often foot specialists will prescribe amerigel to apply to the area after an ingrown toenail removal. You need to keep a bandage on the toe until your next follow up visit with the doctor. ...Read more
Pain is normal: Pain is expected after ingrown toenail removals. Having said that, pain is typically controlled with over the counter medications such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and subsides after a few days. If you are concerned with your pain level, you should get in touch with the physician who performed the procedure. ...Read more
How to Remove Gauze That Sticks to Wounds? I have been trying this for 15 hrs but not out yet. Ingrown toe nail surgrey. Paining while removal.
Sometimes: Soaking the wound can help to soften connection between gauze and skin, so that it can be teased away. Take care. ...Read more
2 weeks crossover toe surgery. Lack of toe purchase. Today told might get better after Kwire removal, but screw is in toe. Now have limp. Permanent?
Nothing like time.: You need to relax. You are only two weeks into the surgery, and the foot is adjusting to the trauma. You must expect some residual swelling, pain and even some limping. Lack of toe purchase, can be due to several things, and it is too early to be talking about the permanence of anything. ...Read more
Part of myhas yellow/gold tint like fungus - red/puffy on tip/sides of toe - toenail has barely grown back 2 months post toenail removal procedure....
Nails don't: Grow so fast about a mm per month.... ...Read more
Pus: If you have redness, pain or pus coming out of your nail, then you have an infection. Clear yellow/orange/red fluid is okay, however, if you have cloudy fluid, that indicates an infection. Follow up with the doctor who has done the removal for further evaluation. You may need more antibiotics. ...Read more
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
I have just had a partial toe nail removal surgery. They are still leaking watery blood. How long do I leave dressings on please?
It depend if you have an infection or not most surgeons will preferred to leave it open to the air to heal faster and to soaked it in warm water with epsilon salt daily
since it is draining I recommend antibiotic ointment and light dressing while you are working and shoes off open to the ail while you are home it should get better very soon if you suspect infection go to see your doctor ...Read more
My big toe base purple swollen post nail removal trauma. 5% pain 3 docs said looks good can take 5 months for it to go away. How do I speed recovery?
You do not: Be patient. It is important to heal well. So take your time and heal properly ...Read more
When will I be able to get a pedicure after cheilectomy and bone spur removal on the big toe joint?
???: Assuming you are recovering from the surgery with a bandage, you should wait until it isfully removed. I really do not see any reason why you can't get pedicures after foot surgery. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more
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