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How do you know if your toes are infected 2 weeks after ingrown toenail removal?

How do you know if your toes are infected 2 weeks after ingrown toenail removal?

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

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Ingrown Toenail (Definition)

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


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Can you die or lose your toe due to a infected ingrown toenail?

Can you die or lose your toe due to a infected ingrown toenail?

Co-morbidity: In the population over 65, amputations are preceded by wounds on the feet and toes, such as a neglected ingrown toenail. This age group has co morbidity, (additional diagnoses) such as vascular disease and neuropathy. So don't ignore an ingrown toenail, especially if you are older. They are easily treated in the office of any surgeon, podiatrist and many primary care docs, or an urgent care. ...Read more

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What should you do about an ingrown toenail and an infected toe ?

What should you do about an ingrown toenail and an infected toe ?

One mean ingrown: Have it examined and either conservative treatment or a simple nail surgery could remedy your problem. ...Read more

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Had an ingrown toenail I remove it now my toe is swollen. I don't know if it is infected.

Had an ingrown toenail I remove it now my toe is swollen. I don't know if it is infected.

Need to see MD/Podia: You said you removed the ingrown toenail.I don't know how you did it by yourself. It is infected and you need to consult your podiatrist or your doctor asap and may need antibiotics and may need surgery if needed. ...Read more

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I have this infected ingrown toenail. I feel pain n my other toes now. I've been really sick the last couple of days. I feel as if I can barely walk.

I have this infected ingrown toenail. I feel pain n my other toes now. I've been really sick the last couple of days. I feel as if I can barely walk.

Pick one..: If your inability to walk and malaise is due to your general health, then you need to see your family doctor. If the inability to walk is due to your painfully infected toenail, the you need to see a specialist that treats ingrown toenails. ...Read more

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My right big toe is infected and I think it's because of an ingrown toenail. Is there any at home remedies that can help before I can see a doctor?

My right big toe is infected and I think it's because of an ingrown toenail. Is there any at home remedies that can help before I can see a doctor?

Warm soak: You can try to soak it on warm water with Epsom salt. This kind of thing can however get worse, and often needs to be lanced, or have a portion if the nail removed. Typically an office based procedure with local anesthesia. I would see your doctor as soon as you can. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have two badly infected ingrown toenails, should I go see a foot doctor?

I have two badly infected ingrown toenails, should I go see a foot doctor?

Dr. Chuba: Gave the best advice you could get. Don't even try to mess with these yourself, especially since they're infected. The procedure to fix these is simple, fast and painless. You'll probably also need a course of antibiotics. Don't wait. ...Read more

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How to stop granulation tissue of toenail I am 53 non-diabetic healthy female with chronic ingrown toe-nail, which I usually manage conservatively. About 10 days ago it became infected and formed an area of pus, which has drained and now appears to be he

How to stop granulation tissue of toenail I am 53 non-diabetic healthy female with chronic ingrown toe-nail, which I usually manage conservatively. About 10 days ago it became infected and formed an area of pus, which has drained and now appears to be he

See a Podiatrist: Granulation tissue forms from a chronic ingrown toenail. In order to stop it, the offending painful nail border must be removed and the area where the nail is produced must be chemically cauterized. This is a very simple office procedure which takes five minutes and is painless under local anesthesia.

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Skin around toe black 2months after ingrown toenail removal. Is that normal or should I go back to dr?

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

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How do u care for toe after ingrown toenail removal?

How do u care for toe after ingrown toenail removal?

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

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Is it normal for my toe to hurt so much after an ingrown toenail removal?

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

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Had total removal of infected ingrown toenail removed in May. Is ok to paint the skin while it grows back? Dr said could take 8 months to grow fully

Had total removal of infected ingrown toenail removed in May. Is ok to paint the skin while it grows back? Dr said could take 8 months to grow fully

Paint away Monet.: If that is want you want to do, there is no reason not to. You might occasionally visually inspect the application site to make sure you are not irritating the skin with the paint. For your information, sometimes after a total nail removal, the new nail may show some distortion. This distortion can be temporary or permanent. There is no way of telling until the begins to appear. ...Read more

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Is it normal for left side of toe where numbing medicine was injected, to still feel sleep 2 weeks after ingrown toenail removal?

It might: Sometimes the injection can hit the nerve and cause some injury. Usually, it is temporary but can take weeks or months to heal. Rarely, are the changes permanent. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Several ingrown toenail removal surgeries on same big toe. Very tiny nail left - really ugly and embarassing. Are there fake toenails?

Several ingrown toenail removal surgeries on same big toe. Very tiny nail left - really ugly and embarassing. Are there fake toenails?

Yes: Many have total removal of nail and replace it with fake nails. Places where pedicures are done do it and some podiatrists do it as well. ...Read more

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Had my doctor do an ingrown toenail removal in the beginning of this year. The thing is I noticed that my toe stays swollen and always cold and tingli?

Had my doctor do an ingrown toenail removal in the beginning of this year. The thing is I noticed that my toe stays swollen and always cold and tingli?

Neuritis.: It sounds like either the tourniquet used to control the blood flow during the procedure, or needle trauma from the injections to numb the toe, or both, have irritated the digital nerves. This would effect the blood flow to the toe as well as the sensory mechanism. These problems are rare but can happen in the course of fixing the toe. Time should slowly renormalize the condition. ...Read more

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I had an ingrown toe nail a couple of weeks ago and my mom got it out. It was fine for a week. And then last night, I woke up at 2 am with HORRIBLE pain in my toe. I turned on the light and it was infected. The only thing I can think of that may have caus

I had an ingrown toe nail a couple of weeks ago and my mom got it out. It was fine for a week. And then last night, I woke up at 2 am with HORRIBLE pain in my toe. I turned on the light and it was infected. The only thing I can think of that may have caus

Need to visit doc: You will have to see a podiatrist to treat the ingrown nail. In the meantime soak your foot in warm water and Epsom salt for about 15 minutes, dry the toe, apply some antibiotic cream to the area and cover with a bandaid. ...Read more

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How come the infected ingrown toe nail keeps coming back?

How come the infected ingrown toe nail keeps coming back?

Because the nail: Grows back exactly in the same way each time. If the nail borders are curled in, when they get to be a certain length they cause pressure at the tip of the toe. Break through the skin and you get the infection. Cut back the nail and the infection clears, but its a matter of time before it grows back to where it was. Stop the problem by a matrixectomy procedure, usually performed in the office. ...Read more

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My friends big toe has an ingrown toe nail and is slightly infected what should she do?

My friends big toe has an ingrown toe nail and is slightly infected what should she do?

Infected toe nail: This is likely a paronychia. Your friend can soak her toe in warm epsom salts. Seeing her podiatrist would be a good option too. ...Read more

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What should be done about, what we think is an infected ingrown toe nail? The toe nail has come off twice, smells bad and had a red color.

Toe problem: I am making the assumption that this was not submitted by an 11 year (even though demographic shows this is being asked by an 11 year old). Just seems too sophisticated for that age. The fact that the toe is malodorous is of concern. Recommend podiatrist or your healthcare provider evaluate promptly. ...Read more

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Will anti fungal cream clear up an infected/ingrown toe nail?

Will anti fungal cream clear up an infected/ingrown toe nail?

No: Ingrown portion of nail must be rmoved or cut away. Antibiotics may be necessary as well. ...Read more

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Do you have any suggestions for an infected ingrown toe nail? It was hit hard and bleed. Does that mean all the puss came out. It's now purple.

The best thing you: Could possibly do is bring your toe to a podiatrist. It's dangerous and foolhardy to try to deal with this on your own, and you could make the infection worse. Removing ingorwn toenails is fast, painless and quick, and your eyes will bug out at the size of what you've got inside your skin. Soaking helps localize the infection, but the astringent action of water is not temperature dependent. ...Read more

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Can family physician remove an infected ingrown toe nail?

Can family physician remove an infected ingrown toe nail?

Why not ask them?: For the most part, I believe they will defer to a podiatrist. It is hard for a primary care doc to keep instruments for every type of scenerio. This is why we have specialists. ...Read more

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Ingrown toe nail which is now infected and I am in a lot of pain with it Tried to get it out but can't it's very inflamed whole foot now sore?

Ingrown toe nail which is now infected and I am in a lot of pain with it Tried to get it out but can't it's very inflamed whole foot now sore?

Visit Casualty Room: We call it the "Emergency Room" here in the States, but from what it sounds like you may have irritated the area enough to cause a bigger problem. The toe nail probably needs to be completely removed- which is best done by a doctor with local anesthetic. Besides, you need an evaluation for 'cellulitis' or localized infection there. Stay off the foot/leg, take some acetaminophen and go there ASAP. ...Read more

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I have an infected ingrown toe nail that has developed a painful blood blister, how can I get ride of it? Would it hurt if I tried wart freeze off?

I have an infected ingrown toe nail that has developed a painful blood blister, how can I get ride of it? Would it hurt if I tried wart freeze off?

Need proper treatmen: You need to see your doctor. An infected, ingrown toenail needs to have the ingrown nail excised and you need antibiotics. Freeze off will not help. ...Read more

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So, I have 2 infected and ingrown toenails, with which I was able to completely cut off both nails. No pain at all... is this bad? What should I do?

You need to: Make sure that you have removed the ingrown toenail at the nail bed, or it will grow crooked again and cause the same issue later. Usually this requires some anesthesia and chemical sterilization to make sure that the nail regrows straight and unhindered. If you had no pain on cutting off the nail, it is likely that you did not reach the nailbed. Please see a healthcare provider for proper exam ...Read more

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How can I know if this is an ingrown toenail on my big toe?

How can I know if this is an ingrown toenail on my big toe?

You will have pain: Due to poorly fitted narrow tipped shoes outer edge of nail big toe grows into flesh, causing pain, aggravates by wearing shoes. Some times you can see red flesh, pus at the edge of nail. It is time to see your dpm or md (most of md s do not perform toe nail surgery) to help you. ...Read more

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Is it okay to put orajel on my toe where I just got an ingrown toenail removed?

Is it okay to put orajel on my toe where I just got an ingrown toenail removed?

It is recommended: Just squeeze a line of Orajel along the cuticle and let soak for 2 or 3 minutes and the pain is gone. Since the active ingredient, benzocaine, is actually a topical local anesthetic, it numbs the area where it is applied, and prevents those nerves from sending signals to the brain. ...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


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more