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How To Remove A Toenail Yourself
Not recommended: I recommend against removing a skin tag yourself due to the risk of infection. You should see your doctor and they can do a simple in office procedure. They will sterilized the area and use sterile instruments to excise (cut off) the skin tag. This typically does not require anesthesia, cautery or antibiotic ointment, however these are options. ...Read more
Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: i've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can not : It is difficult to remove the ingrown nail while doing 'bathroom' surgery. An ingrown nail is when a nail spicule protrudes downward into the nail groove. That is the most difficult part for an individual to perform on themselves. Very often that spicule gets worse and infection will occur. This infection is very close to the bone and can easily cause osteomyelitis. See your podiatrist for proper care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blackhead treatment: A blackhead occurs when the opening to a hair follicle is blocked with dead skin cells, oil (sebum) +/- bacteria but the pore is open at the skin surface, allowing the material to darken. I recommend that you see a skin care specialist- spa or medical aesthetician for the instant gratification of "removing" it. For ongoing management, opt for a topical agent to accelerate skin cell turnover. ...Read more
Pain free laser: Hair removal is one of the most common sought after cosmetic treatments. Home remedies now include low level laser devices. For faster and effective treatments the new Soprano XL laser can be used without anesthesia to provide long lasting hair reduction. Waxing, shaving, threading, plucking , and electrolysis are temporary and more irritating to skin compared to properly performed laser Rx. ...Read more
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
Remove a mole: Unless your dermatologist is concerned about cancer, the most common method is to numb the area with a small injection, and shave the bump off with a scalpel. It almost always heals beautifully and leaves a very small scar. It can grow back because a small piece is left under the skin. I evaluate all facial moles with pathology. ...Read more
Homecare: If there are no signs of infection you can soak the toe in warm water with epsom salt to soften the area and then pack a small piece of cotton under the nail edge. This may lift the nail away from the skin to avoid needing removal of the toenail edge. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Good shoes: It's important to treat corns by prevented them. Corns are caused mainly by pressure and friction. If you shoe if not fitting right or rubbing on a area of your toe constantly, then a corn will grow. Make sure it really is a corn by visiting a podiatrist because it may be a wart (virus). Use a mild corn remover with salicylic acid or urea based cream to soften the corn then use a pumma stone. ...Read more
It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. Soak to soften the area and try to get it free. 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Big or small corn?: How deep a doctor needs to go depends on the size of the corn, and how much of the corn is below the surface level of the skin. When a corn goes below the surface of the skin, it is actually pushing into the skin. The corn is dead skin material (that's why shaving it doesn't hurt), and a doctor removes the dead skin all the way down to the living skin layer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One mean ingrown.: Some ingrown toenails can be treated at home by simple soaking to soften the nail, followed by trimming the offending corner. But, there are ingrown toenails that are severe and should be treated by an experienced professional. Resolution can be accomplished in the office without much lifestyle change. ...Read more
Treating fungus...: Treating fungus in nails is challenging and takes at least 6-8 weeks. If you are young and healthy and the nails are just yellow - applying antifungal cream (like lamisil) to the nails twice daily. Or see your doctor for pills.Once the nail is thickend and deformed, or if you are diabetic it is much harder to treat. Applying vick's to the nails every night will soften them & make them less painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Depends: It depends if the nail was just removed (avulsion) or if the nail and root were removed (matrixectomy). If properly done, a nail matrixectomy will not allow the toenail to grow back. ...Read more
That's it: Nothing you can do about it. If the is any bit of the nail left you can create a fake nail but that would be a process you would have to do every so often...I'm not sure if you are male or female if your male...I don't think it's a big deal if your female then you could always polish the area or apply a fake nail. ...Read more
My baby toenail is coming completely off for a second time and is black underneath/bloody. What do I do? Remove? Wait? Clean?
One dark half moon connected to another above it beneath big toenail, edge surgically removed 8+ years ago. Present 4-5 months.
See physician: Dark areas on any kind should always be evaluated in person and without delay. A dermatologist or podiatrist in this situation is recommended. ...Read more
Not usually: I have seen many patients that had their previous doctor remove the nail for this reason. More times than not the nail grew back thick and the fungus recurred. I would exhaust conservative care if possible first. If you still end up having the nail removed, treat it prophylactically with a topical nail antifungal once you first see regrowth of the nail. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, but make sure you are wearing shoes that are either open toe or loose fitting in the toe area. Tight shoes will hurt your toe by the end of the day. ...Read more
Toe nail surgery: Usually after toe nail surgery...You are able to bear weight....Immediately. But, if you are to active you will flush out your local anesthetic.... I recommend staying off your foot for the day of surgery...And then resuming your activity as tolerated...But, keep it clean and covered...Be sure to confirm this with the doctor who is doing your surgery...Procedures vary... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No it does not need to be removed,because as the new nail grows it will push the partial nail and the new nail will replace the broken nail ...Read more
Should start: Pretty fast.....Within few hours depending on how bad. Sometimes doc ps give oral antibiotics which helps sped this up particularly if an infection was present. ...Read more
No it is not normal: No it is not normal and if it is active bleeding you should go to er or call your doctor.You can put pressure on it and see if the bleeding stops.Have you had increased bleeding due to cuts etc in past.You may need to be checked for bleeding disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Big toenail lifted from injury, now sure I have pseudomonas. Will it need to be removed or can it be treated?
Lose the nail: You will most likely lose the nail entirely if it has already lifted up. That is OK, it will grow back, but it takes a long time for a big toenail to grow out completely. I'm not sure what you mean about having pseudomonas, so I don't know how to answer that. If the nail is painful when it gets caught on your sock/shoe, you can have it removed by a doctor. Or keep it bandaged to it doesn't snag. ...Read more
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