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Infected Ingrown Toe Nail After Surgery

What causes infection after ingrown toenail surgery?

What causes infection after ingrown toenail surgery?The skin is a barrier to protect us from the bacteria in our world. The ingrown nail itself broke the barrier. The scalpel made more openings. This left a path for the bacteria to enter. They found heat, moisture, and the nutrients then needed to grow.

How painful is ingrown toenail surgery?

It is actually not painful at all. I had both of mine done as well. They simply use a local anesthetic to numb the toe and remove the portion that is ingrown. Most doctors will use a solution in that area (area of the ingrown nail) to prevent that small part of the nail from growing back. You will however, have to soak your toes daily in water (as warm as tolerable) with a dissolved tablet that the doctor will give you. Usually you feel better in a matter of a few days. I recommend you have the surgery done to prevent future problems and infections.


I had an ingrown toenail and also did surgery, but still it reoccurred. What should I do?

You can reduce your chances of getting an ingrown toenail by:●Wearing shoes that are not too tight around your toes●Cutting your toenails straight across and not too shortFor patients who suffer recurrent ingrown toenails, consider permanent nail ablation of the lateral nail horn. This is best achieved with the combination of surgical excision plus phenol ablation (chemical matricectomy).In patients with frequent recurrences, permanent nail ablation of the lateral nail horn by partial nail avulsion and chemical matricectomy can be beneficial.

What is it like to have ingrown toenail surgery?

PLEASE CANCEL your appointment and DO NOT let anyone UNNECESSARILY MUTILATE YOUR TOES!I have CURED numerous ingrown toenails with a very simple procedure that just requires the patience to let the nail grow out all the way.Most ingrown toenails occur when the sides / corners of the nail are cut too short, or cut out and the skin from the sidewalls of the toe can then infiltrate the nail growth area, thus causing the nail to grow INTO the skin. Wearing closed toe or tight shoes can exacerbate this problem.Other causes of ingrown nails are the shape of the nail is very curved and can dig into the side skin of the toe.Either way, the best remedy is to first soak the toe (foot) well in 50/50 water and white vinegar, maybe a dash of Listerine type mouthwash for antibacterial purposes.Once the surrounding skin and nail are properly softened, take an orangewood stick or cuticle pusher type implement and remove any debris (dead skin, lint, etc.) from under the nail, corner to corner. (Yes, this may hurt a bit; you may need to numb it with some ice or numbing cream/spray.)Then, take the tiniest piece of paper towel (you will see how tiny of a piece you need as you attempt to place it) and wet it with alcohol. Then, gently ‘cap’ the corner of the nail that is growing into the skin with the piece of paper towel under and along the side of the nail, trying as much as possible to include getting under the lowest/deepest part of the side of the nail.This will relieve the pressure and pain and give the nail something to grow up and over as it grows out to the end in it’s full shape. The piece of paper towel should stay under the nail for quite some time. You may occasionally drip some alcohol on the area to keep it clean and dry. If it comes out before the grow out is complete, just reapply another piece.Any questions I am happy to answer.Please try this before allowing anyone to cut out and permanently damage your nail, which many times makes the issue worse and for sure makes the appearance of your nail/toe unsightly and as well as not matching your others.

Can you take a shower after getting surgery for an ingrown toenail?

I've had surgery on the same toe twice in the past year; and the podiatrists have told me to wait 24 hours and keep the bandage on before I take a shower/clean it.
So, since you had it yesterday I'm pretty sure you can, just make sure you clean your toe and rinse out any soup or shampoo that may get in there :)
Hope this helped!! :)

Can i go to the beach after 2 weeks after ingrown toenail surgery?

i had an ingrown toenail surgery about 2 weeks ago, my toenails look fine, but one is just a little red, its not sore, its not numb its just alittle red. and my friend is having a beach party tomorrow because she is leaving soon :/ so i was wondering if i could go or not because i REALLY want to!

thankyou :)

Is it safe to go swimming after ingrown toenail surgery?

Is it safe to go swimming in a swimming pool the day after an infected ingrown toenail was removed by a doctor? I'm not sure if the chlorine would have any bad effects on it or not...I imagine it'd be something like cleaning it out since chlorine is so powerful in that aspect, but I'm not sure. Help?

Does a toenail that is ingrown grow back after surgery?

It has been over twenty-five years since I had the very minor surgery to remove an ingrown toenail. I don’t remember every detail, but I do recall some of it. I can remember watching the doctor inject local anesthesia. It took at least two or three injections to achieve the desired amount. Those didn’t really hurt, it was more of a discomfort than pain. Afterwards, he proceeded to cut and remove a narrow piece of my toenail, so as to remove the ingrown toenail. The ingrown toenail was quite deep, but was removed fairly easily. He then cleaned the area and packed it with gauze and wrapped it up. I don’t remember how long that I had to stay off of my foot while it healed, but I recall spending a great deal of time on the couch.As far as whether or not it grew back, well honestly, not really.You can clearly see a narrow spacing between the toenail and the side of the original nail bed. I think that it may have grown very slightly, but it has never reached its original location.I still have trouble with the occasional ingrown toenail on the other side and on the other big toe. In fact, the other big toe has issues where one side of it eventually breaks away and peels off. You can see in the above photo that the one that I had the surgery on, it has the appearance of a split down its center. The other big toe has similar issues.The doctor that performed the surgery, said that to avoid, or at least reduce the likelihood of ingrown toenails, one must cut their toenails straight across. This is supposed to ensure that the toenail only grows forward, rather than sideways as well. It is not completely effective, but it does help.

Will i need crutches after ingrown toenail surgery?

Such surgery is too far to need crutches.(Noy unless you are doing surgery on both feet then perhaps you may opt to use crutches temporarily which is very least likely). It is a very minor surgery just like having injury during a pedicure. All you will need is preferably wide and front-open sandals or slippers to wear on for about a week or so after surgery. Just learn how to limp temporarily. After surgery, be careful of the places you step on and be highly cautious of who are near you protecting your toes not to be stepped on. Antibiotics will he prescribed for you most commonly and some pain killers perhaps. Take care!♥

Has Anyone out there got crutches after infected ingrown toenail surgery?

I've had the procedure done 4 or 5 times now. I've never needed crutches, although it can be difficult to walk for about a week. The surgery is absolutely painless- the surgeon sprays an numbing spray, then gives you a lot of novocaine shots in and around your toe. These may cause slight pain the next day and the area will be tender where you received the shots. Before you get the surgery, buy gauze wrap, bandaids, loose socks and very loose shoes. If possible, you should wear sandals post-surgery (with socks to prevent infections). Slippers work too. The most painful part is when the top of your shoe comes into contact with the surgery site, like a strong pressure probably similar to what you feel with the infection. Keep your foot elevated and you should probably take the rest of the day off from work or school.
If you do need crutches, they can be purchased from a medical supply store or some pharmacies.