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What to if I am having ingrown toenail removal. What to expect?

What to if I am having ingrown toenail removal. What to expect?

Needle: Normally what happens is you get a needle first to make your toe numb. Often times the dr will spray your skin with a cold spray first so the needle doesn't hurt too bad. The need part is uncomfortable then once you are numb you wont feel anything. It normally stays numb for about 4 hours after the procedure then it hurts a bit for a day or 2 and then you're all fixed! ...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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I want to be put under a general anaestetic for ingrown toenail removal Iv being under befor for it so will they do it again?

Surgeons choice: General anesthesia has much greater risks involved than local injections in an office setting. If you are very anxious IV sedation is another possibility. Totally up to the anesthesiologist and your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to exercise (run, swim,) after a full ingrown toenail removal? Are there any low impact activities I can do?

How long should I wait to exercise (run, swim,) after a full ingrown toenail removal? Are there any low impact activities I can do?

Quite ssoon.: There are several treatment protocols that offer varying speeds of return to normal activity. It is not unusual to return to full activity within 24 hours of having a partial nail removal. A total nail removal may take a little longer depending on the activity. You should consult with the surgeon for his approximation. ...Read more

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Can ingrown toenail removal hurt?

Can ingrown toenail removal hurt?

YES...but not much: Excising the ingrown nail is usually done under local anesthesia. The digital nerve is blocked with an injection of local anesthetic. The initial pinprick can be felt, but if the injection is done gently there's only a brief discomfort. Once the toe is numb, the nail can be removed. Once the numbness recedes, there can be some mild soreness. Good luck. ...Read more

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How painful is ingrown toenail removal?

It depends: Some ingrown toenail removal procedures are performed without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. Your physician may use a cold spray to minimize the discomfort from the injection. The discomfort experienced from the injection will depend on your pain tolerance and the presence and severity of the infection if present. Following the injection, the procedure should be painless. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ingrown toenail removal?

What is the definition or description of: ingrown toenail removal?

See below: Local anesthetic is injected and once numb the side of the toenail is removed and then a chemical is used to stop there growth of the nail. A small bandage s applied. ...Read more

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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


Ingrown Toenail Removal (Definition)

Local anesthetic is injected and once numb the side of the toenail is removed and then a chemical is used to stop there growth of the nail. A ...Read more