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Could osteomyelitis be caused by long term ingrown toenail?

Could osteomyelitis be caused by long term ingrown toenail?

Yes: Ingrown toenails most commonly involve big toe, but can involve any toenail. Nail becomes ingrown when one or both sides grow into the skin of toe. Skin then becomes red, swollen and painful. Sometimes nail actually breaks the skin and causes a localized infection which may become more acutely painful and cause drainage from the side of the toe. If ignored, can progress to osteomyelitis. Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Bone Infection (Definition)

Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Osteo is derived from the greek osteon. Inflammation or infection. A broad range of organisms can cause infection from bacteria, to viruses (less common), to fungi (mycotic). Acute and chronic infections exist. Long term IV treatment with antibiotics (or antifungals or other agents) are needed. In my experience no less than 8 weeks ...Read more


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Could my ingrown toenail have any connection to a bone infection?

Could my ingrown toenail have any connection to a bone infection?

Yes: An ingrown toenail initially starts as an infection of the soft tissue, but if left untreated it can spread and penetrate into the bone and cause a bone infection which is also known as osteomyelitis. This is a nasty infection and can lead to amputation of the affected toe. If you have an ingrown toenail, see a podiatrist asap. Read more

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Is there a medication that I can take orally that would knock me out for an ingrown toenail procedure cause im bad with shots?

Is there a medication that I can take orally that would knock me out for an ingrown toenail procedure cause im bad with shots?

Yes: Your doctor should be able to offer a pill to relax you and make the injections easier. You can't be made unconscious, but it should calm you enough that the minute or so it takes to numb your toe will be no big deal. They can also use cold spray on the skin so you hardly feel the actual needle stick, just a little stinging from the medication. Read more

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Can torn nails cause ingrown toenail?

Can torn nails cause ingrown toenail?

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

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Why do podiatrists dig in the nail when removing ingrown toenails and does that not cause more pain by digging in?

Why do podiatrists dig in the nail when removing ingrown toenails and does that not cause more pain by digging in?

Removal of border: The doctor may need to get into the corner to get the ingrown nail out. Your pain may be minimized by use of a cold spray or use of a local anesthetic. Read more

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What could have caused a granuloma to form on nail fold after ingrown toenail surgery? What steps can I take to treat it?

What could have caused a granuloma to form on nail fold after ingrown toenail surgery? What steps can I take to treat it?

Relax.: A granuloma formation, although not common, is not t so unusual that you should be too concerned. You should return to the surgeon to have it resolved. If a foot specialist did not do the actual surgery, then I suggest you have it treated by a foot specialist now. It is a simple matter to numb the toe and remove the growth by one of several techniques. Read more

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Can ingrown toenail cause a pinched nerve?

Can ingrown toenail cause a pinched nerve?

Different: In pinched nerve, compression on it by scar tissue, ligament etc as in carpal tunnel, in ingrown toe nail, grows into skin and soft tissue due to inward direction of edge of nail causing erosion resulting an open wound. Read more

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Does ingrown toenail cause tissue necrosis?

Should not: Unless you get an infection from a long standing/worsening ingrown nail. Get it evaluated by your doctor or a podiatrist (foot doctor) Read more

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Can my ingrown toenail's that keep coming back after 9 times having them removed cause Septicemia?

Can my ingrown toenail's that keep coming back after 9 times having them removed cause Septicemia?

Podiatrist: You may wish to see a podiatrist and discuss having the nail bed ablated so that the nail would not grow back. Read more

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What causes an ingrown toenail?

See below.: Most commonly nail being cut too short or incorrectly. Toenails should normally be cut straight across and not with rounded corners. They should not be cut lower than skin. Other common causes are trauma, tight shoes or heredity. Some congenitial conditions or syndromes may cause this as well. Read more

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What causes an ingrown toenail that has been removed after surgery to continue to be painful phenol was applied callus removed 10months post removal?

What causes an ingrown toenail that has been removed after surgery to continue to be painful phenol was applied callus removed 10months post removal?

Ingrown nail painful: 10 months post removal can be due to few reasons. You may have regrowth of ingrown nail or you may have a matrix cyst formed in corner or slightly more nail may need to be removed to cure your problem. Either way return to your doctor for evaluation. Read more

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What causes ingrown toenails?

What causes ingrown toenails?

Several things: Injury, improper cutting of toenails, tight shoes. Read more

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I have recurring ingrown toenails on my big toe. Did shoes cause this? My pedicurist removes the edge but it always returns. The nail is also thicker?

Aggrevate probably: Chronic ingrown toenails usually will require surgical correction if they persist. This can be performed in the office under local and usually without much, if any, down time. Have you podiatrist evaluate you problem and discuss options. Dr l. Read more

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Could an ingrown toenail cause my foot to become and stay numb for long periods of time?

It shouldn't: A lot of swelling from an ingrown toenail could cause some temporary numbness. If it lasts more than a few days you should see a podiatrist. Read more

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What causes painful ingrown toenail after the nail has been removed months later callus was removed but still sore how come?

What causes painful ingrown toenail after the nail has been removed months later callus was removed but still sore how come?

Nail care: Ingrown toenails can be 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. One should always try to cut the nails strait across to avoid leaving an embedded nail spicule. If pain or redness continues get it looked at by a professional. You may need to have surgical removal again. Read more

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Is osteomyelitis caused by long term ingrown tonail?

Is osteomyelitis caused by long term ingrown tonail?

Yes: Ingrown toenails most commonly involve big toe, but can involve any toenail. Nail becomes ingrown when one or both sides grow into the skin of toe. Skin then becomes red, swollen and painful. Sometimes nail actually breaks the skin and causes a localized infection which may become more acutely painful and cause drainage from the side of the toe. If ignored, can progress to osteomyelitis. Read more

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What can I do about my ingrown toenails?

What can I do about my ingrown toenails?

See a podiatrist: You might make the problem worse trying to dig them out yourself in terms of increased pain or infection.

A podiatrist can give you fast pain relief. If this is a recurrent issue, there are permanent procedures that keep this from bothering you again in the future. 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


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