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Is There An Over The Counter Numbing Medicine That Could Be Used On An Ingrown Toe Nail
No: An ingrown nail undercuts the skin and usually is painful and can get infected. The pain is a warning that you have a problem. The nails need trimming to eliminate the sharp edge and very hot foot soaks can be helpful you podiatrist can assist in this and probably has a cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for left side of toe where numbing medicine was injected, to still feel sleep 2 weeks after ingrown toenail removal?
Pain, redness.: Redness and pain along the nail border, sometimes with drainage indicates an ingrown toenail. If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. While waiting to see your doctor, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not the right choice: Ingrown toenails can be temporarily remedied through soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ointment to temporarily soften the corners. If you have continued pain, redness or drainage, get it looked at by a professional as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed and you may need antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ingrown Nail: Nails should be cut straight across and allowed to grow past the cuticle a couple millimeters. If the ingrown nail is red, swollen, tender or has any drainage, you must be seen by a Podiatrist to have it resected appropriately. ...Read more
Have a DPM check it: Chronic ingrown toenails are painful but put you at risk for developing infections. Self treatment can actually result in more damage to the underlying nail bed and result in creating more of a chronic problem. Consider having a podiatrist check it and remove either the part of the nail that is bothering you or the whole nail. This is an in-office procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The skin on the tip of my big toe is darkening, I've had an ingrown toe nail but that was about 1-2 years ago and healed since then, or so I thought.
Ingrown nail: This sounds indeed like your nail may me in grown again. See your doctor to talk about permanently removing all or a portion of the nail if this is reoccurring problem. Also, make sure your shoes are the correct width, too narrow shoes are a common cause of ingrown nails. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why was i put on an antibiotic. For an ingrown toe nail? Tried asking the doctor but he seemed in a hurry?
It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an ingrown toe nail. Well had, I think. I pulled it or most of it out today, after the shower. Now my toe is tingling.
I had an ingrown toe nail surgery around a month ago and now and now the part above the toe nail is slightly inflamed and hurts when touching.
Ingrown toenail: If, after the ingrown toenail was removed, a chemical agent (usually phenol) was added to prevent the recurrence of the ingrown, it is possible that you may have irritation present. Please return to the podiatrist or foot specialist that treated you to rule out that possibility versus a soft tissue infection to the area which will need treatment. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an ingrown toe nail starting on my right big toe how can I fix it without going to hospital?
Home remedy: Try this: For several days in a row, soak your foot for 15 minutes in very warm water, then use the tip of a nail file to gently lift up the ingrown part of the nail. You might notice a spiky part of the nail that's dug into the edge of the toe. That's the culprit. Don't cut the nail! That could make the situation worse. The big toe nails should be cut straight across to prevent the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an ingrown toe nail a couple of weeks ago and my mom got it out. It was fine for a week. And then last night, I woke up at 2 am with HORRIBLE pain in my toe. I turned on the light and it was infected. The only thing I can think of that may have caus
In office procedure: This is generally an in office procedure. The toe is numbed with a local anesthetic and then special instruments are used to cut out the ingrown portion of the nail. Depending on the status of the ingrown nail (ie infected, chronic, etc) a permanent ablation of the cells that produce the nail to that side may be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a podiatrist: Wear properly fitting shoes that don't compress your toes. Avoid cutting your nails too short, and cut your nails straight across. For recurrent ingrown nails or infections, a podiatrist can remove the portion of nail that is ingrown. This can be done as a permanent procedure that will eliminate any further problems with an ingrown nail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly.: If you had permanent removal of the border, it shouldn't ever grow back. If you had the non-permanent procedure done, it should grow back normally over the course of the next year. Occasionally, though, the ingrown or infected nail was traumatized enough that it grows back thick, discolored, or not at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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