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Puffiness/redness/burning sensation is back after big toenail removal on 3/25/15. Will I most likely have to have the toenail removal procedure again?

Puffiness/redness/burning sensation is back after big toenail removal on 3/25/15. Will I most likely have to have the toenail removal procedure again?

TO KNIFE A NAIL BED: Sounds like a repeat procedure may be coming, especially if there is some toe nail left. But in situations like these, patients have best results when doing warm water soak 3 times/day, otherwise ensure area is clean & dry, give it plenty of exposure to air, & daily bandage changes (youtube instructions on best bandaging, almost all videos with over 50k views are reliable) ...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


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After the removal of my ingrown toenail via a pediatrist procedure how long should I wait before going into a lake to swim?

After the removal of my ingrown toenail via a pediatrist procedure how long should I wait before going into a lake to swim?

After Ingrown: It depends on how involved of your ingrown problem at the first place that would lead to procedure. Was there any infection? Is there still redness, swelling, bleeding or pain on that area? What kind of procedure you had complete or partial nail toenail removed? My suggestion is to get permission from your doctor before commit to any activity involve with getting the area compromised. ...Read more

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Having ingrown toenail removal at doctor tomorrow and have a very low pain tolerance. Anything I can do to help me not worry about the procedure?

Having ingrown toenail removal at doctor tomorrow and have a very low pain tolerance. Anything I can do to help me not worry about the procedure?

Numb: Normally the doctor first numbs the area. Once the area is numb you should feel nothing. Most people who come in concerned leave saying it wasn't as bad as they thought it would be. Good luck! You'll do great. ...Read more

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What to expect from avm removal procedures of the leg/foot?

What to expect from avm removal procedures of the leg/foot?

Some pain: At best, mild to moderate post-op pain and a scar. Of course there are all of the general surgical risks, including, but not limited to, infection, wound dehiscence, nerve irritation, painful unsightlly scar, severe pain, swelling, bleeding, and return trip to the operating room for additional surgery. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a toenail removal to heal had it taken off on 2-14-14?

Toe nail: This should have healed by now. If it is still not healed please go and see the doctor that did the procedure for you. ...Read more

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Is it normal for after toenail removal for it to smell?

Is it normal for after toenail removal for it to smell?

Not really: Though it occurs. I would recommend more frequent bandage changes if thre was an odor and to use something like betadine to clean the nail bed. The betadine is drying so it would cut down on the moisture which is probably aiding in that smell. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that laser fungus removal for toenails works?

Is there any evidence that laser fungus removal for toenails works?

Yes a recent study..: A recent study published by light age shows a high rate of success. Please refer to the effect of q-clearâ„¢ laser in the treatment of onychomycosis in vivo. This study can be found at the light age website. This study had 131 subjects. This study can be found by following this link http://lightage. Com/web/the-effect-of-q-clear-laser-in-the-treatment-of-onychomycosis-in-vivo/. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What really happens when dead tissue is healed over the body when it comes to an imgrown toenail removal and is the process painful?

Ingrown toenail: This condition itself can cause discomfort. It is critical to remove the portion of the nail that is causing irritation and stimulating "proud flesh " (pyogenic tissue). The procedure is to remove the spicule of nail that is causing the problem under local anesthesia and do do so with the least disruption of the nail unit. ...Read more

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How do you care for a nail after a toenail removal?

How do you care for a nail after a toenail removal?

Nail removal: Keep your toe clean, antibiotic ointment, and a dressing over the toe until healed. Each day the toe should be better. If getting more painful, swelling or more painful then the toe could be getting infected. Call your doctor if this occurs. ...Read more

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Is it normal for toe to stll throb a bit six days after toenail removal?

Is it normal for toe to stll throb a bit six days after toenail removal?

Yes an No: Which toe and what procedure. Toe nails can be removed either with or without involving the nail root. Those that involve root removal or destruction can take more time to calm down. What you must ask yourdelf is whether or not the throbbing is due to you not following the post operative instructions or is there a problem developing. When in doubt, get back to the surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: surgical removal of a fingernail or toenail?

What is the definition or description of: surgical removal of a fingernail or toenail?

See below: Local anesthetic is administered to numb the toe, then a nail splitter is used to cut a portion of the nail. The nail section is removed and then a chemical applied to cauterized the tissue. This will stop the nail from growing back. An antiseptic and dressing is then applied. ...Read more

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What to if I am having ingrown toenail removal. What to expect?

What to if I am having ingrown toenail removal. What to expect?

Needle: Normally what happens is you get a needle first to make your toe numb. Often times the dr will spray your skin with a cold spray first so the needle doesn't hurt too bad. The need part is uncomfortable then once you are numb you won't feel anything. It normally stays numb for about 4 hours after the procedure then it hurts a bit for a day or 2 and then you're all fixed! ...Read more

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If general anesthesia isn't possible for toenail removal, what about an epidural?

If general anesthesia isn't possible for toenail removal, what about an epidural?

Not really: There are much simpler options such as using injections of 'numbing' medication around the nerve, sedation, or even a spinal. For this minor procedure, an epidural can be used however it may be riskier than other options. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for dealing with an ingrown toenail in kids?

What is the procedure for dealing with an ingrown toenail in kids?

Depends: It may depend on the age and how severe the ingrown nail is. Often if not real bad the edge of the nail can be clipped away. If bad then a small surgical procedure can be performed under local anesthesia ...Read more

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How painful is ingrown toenail removal?

How painful is ingrown toenail removal?

It depends: Some ingrown toenail removal procedures are performed without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. Your physician may use a cold spray to minimize the discomfort from the injection. The discomfort experienced from the injection will depend on your pain tolerance and the presence and severity of the infection if present. Following the injection, the procedure should be painless. ...Read more

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How much would an ingrown toenail procedure cost? With and without insurance?

How much would an ingrown toenail procedure cost? With and without insurance?

All insurances: Are different. If paying cash expect minimum 125 to about 300 for partial nail removal non- permenant, depending on where you live. ...Read more

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How much would an ingrown toenail procedure cost? With and without insurance? Thank you!

How much would an ingrown toenail procedure cost? With and without insurance? Thank you!

See below: The charged price is the same with or without insurance, although some doctors will give a discount for cash.

Price ranges between 250-400 depending where in the country the doctor is. ...Read more

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Ingrown toenail and might possibly have partial toenail removal. What can you tell me to stop worrying?

Ingrown toenail and might possibly have partial toenail removal. What can you tell me to stop worrying?

Simple procedure: There are many simple "partial nail removal" procedures that are non-painful and can be done for you in only a few minutes.
The procedure selected by your podiatrist is based on what part of the nail is ingrown. Most are easy removals with very little pain. ...Read more

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Removal of the big toe toenail, I have trauma due to it. What will happen if I don't get toenail removed in the future?

Removal of the big toe toenail, I have trauma due to it. What will happen if I don't get toenail removed in the future?

Nail will fall off: Your question is a little confusing, but I think you're asking what happens to your damaged nail if you don't remove it. A new nail will start growing from the back (near the cuticle). It will most likely grow under the damaged nail, ultimately forcing it to fall off--or it will kind of fuse and be two nails until the dead nail eventually grows out and you trim it off. This takes 6-12 months. ...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?

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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I live in carlinville, il and I was wanting to know how much it would cost in this area for an ingrown toenail procedure without insurance for sure?

Cost will vary: Depending on the doctor, the cost will vary. In my houston office, we charge a cash price of $250 which includes the initial visit, the procedure, and the follow up visit. You should search on the internet for podiatrists in your area and call for an all-inclusive cost. ...Read more

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Can ingrown toenail removal hurt?

YES...but not much: Excising the ingrown nail is usually done under local anesthesia. The digital nerve is blocked with an injection of local anesthetic. The initial pinprick can be felt, but if the injection is done gently there's only a brief discomfort. Once the toe is numb, the nail can be removed. Once the numbness recedes, there can be some mild soreness. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ingrown toenail removal?

See below: Local anesthetic is injected and once numb the side of the toenail is removed and then a chemical is used to stop there growth of the nail. A small bandage s applied. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a toenail to grow back after ingrown toenail removal?

About 1 year: It takes a toenail about 1 year to grow from base of toe to tip. ...Read more