How to numb an ingrown toenail?

Local anesthesia. This is performed by a qualified health professional: ie a podiatrist in order to properly be able to remove ingrown portion of toenail which otherwise could not be done without severe pain or done at all.

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What to do if I have an ingrown toenail, how do I numb the pain to fix it?

Ingrown . Do not try to remove it yourself that will only make it worse even if you got it numb. See podiatrist for simple procedure in office. Read more...
Removal, antibiotics. If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and maybe a nail procedure. Just the border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary (you're numbed up for this, don't worry!). 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. Don't go after it yourself! Read more...
Have it evaluated. 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. Read more...

I'm planning on fixing an ingrown toenail. What's the best way to numb the pain before doing it?

Go to your . Podiatrist you need local anesthesia. Not a good idea to try this yourself.......You potentially can make your problem much worse. Read more...
See a podiatrist. It is very ill advised to try to do this yourself. See o board certified podiatric physician to have it done properly. If a matrixectomy is not performed where the cells that the nail grows from are eradicated so that section of nail does not grow back in you will simply get another one given time. Read more...
See a doctor. I would not recommend removing your own ingrown toenail. If it hurts enough that you want to numb it before working on it, you should let a doctor work on it instead. I never recommend self-administered "bathroom surgery"! Read more...
Have it evaluated. 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. Read more...

What do you suggest if I have an ingrown toenail. I'm not going to the doctors for a couple days and it really hurts. Is there a way to temporarily numb it?

Hot water and Epsom . Salt, ice will have very temporary numbing effects. See the foot doc and they will fix it so no more pain or problem. Read more...

The outside edges of both of my big toes are numb. Why is this? I suffer from chronic ingrown toenails, could this play a part?

Reasonable thought. That sounds like a reasonable explanation. The chronicity of the nail condition could cause congestion around the nerve endings. This could impede their ability to send normal impulses. Read more...

Toe is still numb after 3-4 days of ingrown toenail surgery. What should I do?

Call your doctor. While anesthesia can persist for hours after surgery, depending on what medication us used, numbness days later isn't typical. Anytime you have a concern after a surgical procedure, your doctor is the best person to contact, for your peace of mind...And his. Read more...
Nail. Paresthesia or numbness is not uncommon after local nerve blocks; permanent nerve damage it's unlikely from a simple nail avulsion. Sometimes inflammation and nerve irritation causes numbness. "sensation" to the toe should come back slowly, if symptoms persist let your surgeon know. Read more...

For an ingrown toenail procedure is there a gas to request if you are bad with the shots to help numb yourself for when they have to give the shot?

Typically not. Most ingrown procedures are performed in an office setting and gas is not typically available. An oral sedative can be given prior to your office procedure or a topical anesthetic can be applied to the area to be anesthetized prior to the injection. If you opt to have your procedure performed as part of a procedure in a surgery center setting, the initial anesthesia administered may be gas. Read more...

I had ingrown toenail removed in Sept. There is cont infection so he went back in 4 days ago &was fine. Today, I'm in a lot of pain and my toe is numb?

Toe pain. Toe pain may be unrelated to a local infection and ma be arising from the spine. Complex neurological pain pathways exist which may account for your pain. A thorough evaluation by an interventional pain specialist ( usually a fellowship trained board certified Anesthesiologist ) may prove beneficial. Read more...
Go back to surgeon. Ingrown toenails can be removed by several techniques. All involve either removing the nail root or cauterizing the root in some fashion. Removing the nail and then chemically burning the root will cause a persistent drainage that can occasionally last for months. When this drainage is cultured it usually has no bacterial growth. You could have a nail spicule or still inflamed surgical site. Read more...