If home remedies don't help and you are in a lot of pain,
a podiatrist can perform any number of minor surgical procedures. Almost all of
these are done in the podiatristís office under a local anesthetic.
The most common ingrown toenail treatment is to remove a portion of the nail
on its side where the problem lies. This is called partial nail plate
avulsion. The worst case scenario is when the complete nail is curved and
will need to be completely removed, which is referred to as complete nail
tetanus immunization will be given at first if it has been longer than five
years since your last one. Because there is an open wound with an ingrown
toenail, there is always a chance of tetanus.
doctor will inject medication to numb the toe. Then, your toenail will be cut
along the edge and the piece of nail will be pulled out. If the whole nail is
removed, the doctor may destroy some of the cells that make the nail grow back
by applying a small electrical charge or a chemical to the skin under the nail.
physician may also decide to surgically remove part of the nail bed referred to
as ablation, This is done so that the edge of the nail that caused the problem
will not return. It may take 3-4 months for your nail to re-grow. After these
surgical procedures, antibiotics and daily bandage changing may be necessary
especially if there is a problem with wound healing or if the circulation is
poor or if you have diabetes.