What can I take for pain after toenail removal?

How long does the 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.

Can you take ibuprofen after toenail removal?

You may experience some pain after the procedure. If you experience discomfort, you can take ibuprofen (brand names: Advil, Motrin, Nuprin), three 200-mg tablets 3 times a day with food, and acetaminophen (brand name: Tylenol), two 325-mg tablets every 4 hours.

Is there pain after toenail removal?

Post-surgery care

While the local anesthetic should keep you pain-free during surgery, you may experience post-surgery discomfort and throbbing that you can treat with over-the-counter pain relievers. You may have to take an oral antibiotic if your toenail was infected.

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.

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How do you wrap a big toe after removing a nail?

Dry the foot completely. Put a small amount of antibiotic ointment on a piece of square silk bandage. Put the silk over your child’s toe so the antibiotic goes on the place where the toenail was removed. Put a toe sock over the toe and tape it loosely to your child’s foot.

Should you use Neosporin after toenail removal?

Soak for 10-15 minutes two times a day until no further drainage is noted and the skin is normal in color, apply Neosporin or a topical triple antibiotic ointment. Cover the toe with a Band-Aid when wearing shoes. Otherwise, let air get to toes. Follow up in 7-10 days.

What to expect after having an ingrown toenail removed?

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. You’ll be able to return to normal activities after a few days, but avoid running and other strenuous activity for about two weeks.

How much does it cost to have a toenail removed?

On MDsave, the cost of an Ingrown Toenail Removal (in office) ranges from $233 to $269. Those on high deductible health plans or without insurance can save when they buy their procedure upfront through MDsave.

When can I go back to work after toenail removal?

Everyone is different but on average it takes four to six weeks to heal if part of the nail is removed and 10 to 12 weeks if the whole nail is removed. During this time you will be able to walk and carry on your life as normal although you should avoid sporting activities or dancing.

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Do toenails grow back if removed?

Detached toenails are usually safe to remove, and they will typically grow back within a year and a half. A detached toenail can result from an injury or infection. Fungal infections or injuries may require additional medical attention to help ensure the toenail grows back properly.