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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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Ingrown Toenail (Definition)

Onychocryptosis is the medical name for ingrown toe nail. The nail can be flat or curved and still be ingrown. 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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What recovery is like after ingrown toenail surgery?

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

Next day: After 3 hrs I am not thrilled with it but have had people go to karate etc. I prefer you wait 24 hrs. No lakes or rivers for a week or two. ...Read more

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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?

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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I will have my toenail surgery in 2 days. Will it be more painful than ingrown toenail pain?

No.: Generally, once the ingrown nail is removed, you have much less pain. The doctor will numb your toe for the procedure, and afterward, it's like having a splinter removed--as soon as the pressure is gone, it starts feeling better immediately! ...Read more

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I have a ingrown toenail for about 2 years now and i want to get surgery but in 5 months, is it bad to wait 5 mnths to get surgery .?

I have a ingrown toenail for about 2 years now and i want to get surgery but in 5 months, is it bad to wait 5 mnths to get surgery .?

Depends: On the situation. If there is pain and/or infection, some treatment needs to be performed but not necessarily surgery. Sometimes and incision and drainage may be needed and ingrown portion of nail needs to be cut out. If the problem can be treated palliatively without infection than definitive surgery can wait. ...Read more

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Do ingrown toenails heal themselves? I get them alot & they usually go away but I have one now and dont want surgery. Should i wait? It isn't infected

An ingrown nail: actually would not go away, unless you cut a piece of nail away, If there was an infection this sometimes goes away as the body can be strong enough to get rid of the infection….try soaking and applying topical antibiotic but if it does't get better go to your local podiatrist for treatment. ...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