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Doctor insights on: Osteomyelitis Caused Term Ingrown Toenail

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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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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

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


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