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Ingrown Toenail Surgery Recovery Time
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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
The: Recovery usually takes two weeks. Most people can resume normal activity in one or two days.See 1 more doctor answer
I keep getting ingrown toenails. I have had minor surgery 3 times on my toes and major surgery done once. They are very painful. What should I do?
Ingrown toe nail: Ingrown toe nails do hurt. You have had a reoccurring toe nail that has been treated and yet it comes back. You will need to see a podiatrist and have a partial matrixectomy (kill the part of the tissue that grows the nail). That should take care of it.See 4 more doctor answers
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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!See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Do ingrown toenails heal themselves? I get them alot & they usually go away but I have one now and don't 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.See 2 more doctor answers
Keep the area clean: Bandaged and protected until it heals. 4-5 days.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Varies: Costs vary by regions of the country. It should be between $250-$400.See 1 more doctor answer
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...
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.).
Chemical burn...: Or dried blood from the procedure is the most likely culpritSee 1 more doctor answer
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