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Is ingrown toenail surgery painful?

Is ingrown toenail surgery painful?

Ingrown nails...: The surgical part of it will be painless if you are anesthetized properly. Getting an injection to numb up the toe isn't the most comfortable feeling, however it only lasts for a few seconds then the rest of the removal is pain-free. ...Read more

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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 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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Could ingrown toe surgery hurt?

Could ingrown toe surgery hurt?

Toe will be numb: Before the ingrown nail procedure, your doctor will numb your toe with an anesthetic. This is done using a needle so there might be a brief moment of discomfort. Once your toe is numb, you will not feel anything sharp or painful for the rest of the procedure. This numbness will last around 6-8 hours. ...Read more

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Does ingrown toenail surgery usually hurt?

Does ingrown toenail surgery usually hurt?

Very minimal: You will feel a stick from the injection and some burning from the numbing medicine. After that the procedure is painless. After the numbing wears off, the area can be tender for the next couple of days which can be managed by tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil. ...Read more

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How is ingrown toenail surgery done ?

How is  ingrown toenail surgery done ?

In office: In the office, under a local anesthetic, the edge of the nail is removed. This can be done so that the nail does not grow back if there is a recurrent problem. ...Read more

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Doctor is removing an ingrown toe nail painful?..

A Big Mosquito.: The idea of having an ingrown toenail removed will bring anxiety to most patients. Rest assured, your toe will be totally numb, although you may feel pressure, there should be no pain. In almost all cases the toe is anesthetized by what is called local anesthetic block. This introduction of fluid might cause some momentary discomfort as it is being injected. In a few seconds, the toe is numb. ...Read more

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Remedy for ingrown toenail?

A good podiatrist : A good podiatrist can show you proper nail care and offer more permanent solutions if necessary. ...Read more

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What's a nonsurgical fix for ingrown toenails?

What's a nonsurgical fix for ingrown toenails?

Soaking and Topical: Non-surgical treatments for ingrown toenails are usually not successful especially if there is redeness and drainage from the toe. The proceudre to remove an infected toenail is a very minor procedure and usually provides immediate relief with little post-operative care. If you suffer from inrgown toenals you seek medical attention from a podiatrist to prevent further issues. ...Read more

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Extreme ingrown toenails. Can one surgery fix it permanently?

Generally: However, some practitioners will not perform a permanent matrixectomy (the procedure to correct ingrown toenails) if the toe is infected. Like any procedure, there is a risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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Does getting an ingrown toenail removed hurt?

Slightly: The injection of xylocaine (lidocaine) to numb the area will sting a bit, but the rest of the procedure should cause no pain. ...Read more

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Help! My new toe nail is not growing back after partial ingrown toenail surgery?

Help! My new toe nail is not growing back after partial ingrown toenail surgery?

First confirm : That the doc did not perform a permenant procedure, second be p alient toenails grow approximately 1mm per month. It takes time for a nail to regrow. ...Read more

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Can an ingrowing toenail operation hurt a lot?

Can an ingrowing toenail operation hurt a lot?

Ingrown nail: It does depend on the procedure , but even with a winograd type procedure my patients rarely take more than tylenol (acetaminophen) and rarely for more than a day. See your podiatrist and ask questions. ...Read more

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What recovery is like after ingrown toenail surgery?

The: Recovery usually takes two weeks. Most people can resume normal activity in one or two days. ...Read more

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Infected to an ingrown toenail...Cure?

Infected to an ingrown toenail...Cure?

Careful /Caution: Infected ingrown toenails can be serious. Usually caused by impropper cutting of nails or breaking off corners. Cut toe nails straight across. If infected, try lifting up the corner& packing a small amount of cotton under the nail. Soak in soapy water & dry well & apply antibiotic oint. Wear open toed footwear. If pus & streakng see md or podiatrist for eval. Many need a procedure & antibio. ...Read more

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Ingrown tonails procedure, does anesthetic hurt?

Ingrown tonails procedure, does anesthetic hurt?

Only for a moment: If you are having the procedure done under a nerve block with local anesthetic, the initial injection will feel like a burning sensation after the needle insertion. It quickly becomes numb, like a novacaine injection for a dental procedure. ...Read more

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A dermatologist cure the Ingrowing toenail infection?

A dermatologist cure the Ingrowing toenail infection?

Ingrown toenail: A podiatrist is the doctor to go to for evaluation and treatment of an ingrown toenail. ...Read more

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How painful is an ingrown toenail?

Can be a pretty : Sharp pain. Most commonly there is a sharp spike of a nail poking or penetrating. Press on it the wrong way and it feels like you're being stabbed down there. ...Read more

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How to numb an ingrown toenail?

Local anesthesia: This is performed by a qualified health professional: ie a podiatrist in order to properly be able to remove ingrown portion of toenail which otherwise could not be done without severe pain or done at all. ...Read more

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Can torn nails cause ingrown toenail?

Es: As the ragged toenail grows out it gets caught in the skin and becomes ingrown. ...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