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How Does A Podiatrist Remove An Ingrown Toenail
Ingrown toenail: First the toe is numbed and then a part of the nail is removed using specialized instruments to cut the nail back to the root. The size of the nail removal depends on how severe the infection and how large the skin fold are. Sometimes a part of the skin has to be removed also. After the nail is removed, antibiotic ointment and a bandage are applied. The recovery is very fast: 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
Removal.: 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. Your doctor will numb you up first, so the procedure itself is not painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does md remove ingrown toenails or should I just get a referral for a podiatrist for ingrown toe nail?
In office: This is generally an in office procedure. The toe is numbed with a local anesthetic and then special instruments are used to cut out the ingrown portion of the nail. Depending on the status of the ingrown nail a permanent ablation of the cells that produce the nail to that side may be considered. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not the best way: Seeing a podiatrist to have it taken care of properly is the best way to resolve an ingrown toenail. Sometimes, 40-50% urea can be applied to the nail under occlusion to hydrolize (waterlog) the toenail to have it come off might be what you are thinking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two different ways: The doctor could choose to only remove the part of the nail that is in grown or he might remove the whole nail you need to discuss this with him or her beforehand. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
See below: Give it time to heal and grow out. ...Read more
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