How do you treat a toe after ingrown toenail surgery?

How long does it take for your toe to heal after ingrown toenail surgery?

How long is the recovery from ingrown toenail surgery? Recovery normally takes between four to six weeks. Walking is possible immediately, and patients can return to work after 48 hours. Our advice is to wear open-toe shoes for seven days after the surgery to promote healing and comfort.

How do I know if my toe is infected after ingrown toenail surgery?

After the ingrown toenail surgery, it is possible that your toe can get infected. You will be noticing that the toe gets more red, swollen and the pain will continue and even get worse. You can also get more drainage or pus coming out of the toe.

Is it normal to have pain after ingrown toenail surgery?

Since the surgery is carried out under a local anaesthetic, the patients do not experience any pain during the procedure. However, when the anaesthesia wears off after the surgery, patients often experience some level of soreness around the toe that underwent surgery.

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How long after ingrown toenail surgery can I wear shoes?

Wear open-toed or loose-fitting shoes for about two weeks after surgery. This gives your toe room to heal. After 24 hours, your toe can be kept clean by running warm soapy water over it and patting it dry. Keep it covered until fully healed with a nonstick dressing.

How bad does ingrown toenail surgery hurt?

The entire ingrown toenail surgery is completely painless due to the effects of the anesthetic. By the time the anesthetic wears off, your pain level will be significantly reduced from where it was before the procedure.

Should I soak my toe after ingrown toenail removal?

Avoid baths, swimming, or soaking the toe for the next 2 weeks. Try to keep the toe clean and dry. Your bandage will help to pad and protect the wound, while absorbing drainage from the wound. You can replace the bandage if blood or fluid soaks the bandage.

Can I wear socks after toenail removal?

Wear cotton socks. You may need to do this for about 2 weeks. You can likely resume your normal activities within a week.

How long does pain last after ingrown toenail surgery?

Aftercare Instructions

Typical recoveries have limited to no discomfort and usually alleviate ingrown nail discomfort within 24 hours. After surgery we ask patients to apply.

How long will pain last after toenail removal?

Toe is bandaged in much the same manner as in a partial procedure, but pain and healing tend to take a week or so longer. After healing is complete the site of nail removal gets covered with healthy skin that from a distance can resemble a normal nail. Over the course of 8-12 months a new nail grows back.

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