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Toenail Removal Procedure Note
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Part of myhas yellow/gold tint like fungus - red/puffy on tip/sides of toe - toenail has barely grown back 2 months post toenail removal procedure....
Nails don't: Grow so fast about a mm per month.... ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes a recent study..: A recent study published by light age shows a high rate of success. Please refer to the effect of q-clear™ 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sounds like: Overkill to me. Actually, sounds like overkill in a big way to me. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Some tenderness: You'll be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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