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What amount pain will I be in after ingrown toenail surgery?

What amount pain will I be in after ingrown toenail surgery?

Mild: Most people who have ingrown toenail procedure have very minimal post procedural pain. A NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) typically will help with post procedural pain. ...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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How long after ingrown toenail surgery do I wait to exercise?

How long after ingrown toenail surgery do I wait to exercise?

Depends: On exactly what you had done. When I do a procedure to remove an ingrown nail in the office, the patient is told they have no activity restrictions afterwords. ...Read more

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I am going to have ingrown toenail surgery, does the shot hurts?

I am going to have ingrown toenail surgery, does the shot hurts?

Depends: On your pain tolerance, severity of problem, presence of infection, circulatory and neurological status as well as the technique of administration of the injection. Generally, if you relax as best you can, under most circumstances, the injection is not excessively painful. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had ingrown toenail surgery before but it came back what do I do?

What to do if I have had ingrown toenail surgery before but it came back what do I do?

Can reoccur: Ingrown toenails can re-occure if the nail is not trimmed properly. Go back to your doctor for re-evaluation to see if the ingrown nail needs re-excised. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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What is the typical cost of an ingrown toenail surgery?

Varies: Costs vary by regions of the country. It should be between $250-$400. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover after ingrown toenail surgery..?

Depends on the : Procedure. Was it done with a chemical? Do you have sutures? Here are different procedures. Usually anywhere from 1-3 weeks. One is allowed to walk though same day... ...Read more

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Is it normal for your toenail to fall off after haveing ingrown toenail surgery?

Is it normal for your toenail to fall off after haveing ingrown toenail surgery?

It can.: Any time you stress out a toenail with surgery or even a small in-office procedure, there's a small risk of the nail falling off completely. Nails don't tend to take a joke very well, and if they're angry enough after a nail procedure, they may just give up and start over. (this is a very rare occurrence, though.). ...Read more

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What happens when your toenail matrix is not taken out properly during ingrown toenail surgery?

Matrix: There would be a chance for regrowth of the nail . You don't say why you think it was improperly removed. ...Read more

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My nails haven't grown back after ingrown toenail surgery. Is this normal? Should I be concerned?

My nails haven't grown back after ingrown toenail surgery. Is this normal? Should I be concerned?

Talk to you doctor: Chances are the doctor used a chemical to stop the growth of the nail. ...Read more

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Does being obese affect ingrown toenail surgery recovery?

Does being obese affect ingrown toenail surgery recovery?

Obesity ; toenail: Well, all things being equal, surgery in obese patients generally results in a higher risk of problems than non-obese patients. The excess weight that your toe is subjected to may affect recover. Also, if you have diabetes (as a result of the obesity), that will impair healing as well. Losing weight can only help. ...Read more

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Nails hasn't grown back after ingrown toenail surgery, what to do?

Nails hasn't grown back after ingrown toenail surgery, what to do?

Depending on the : Time frame it may never grow back......nail grows approximately 1mm per month so if its been a few months and you don't see any nail chances are it is not coming back. This is why all surgery carries risk. ...Read more

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Can you be put to sleep if requested for an ingrown toenail surgery?

Can you be put to sleep if requested for an ingrown toenail surgery?

Rarely: There would have to be a very unusual circumstance to be put to sleep for an ingrown toenail which is a simple office procedure. ...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