Ingrowing toe nails can be very painful but you do not need to suffer Many people will self care as they are sure they can remove a small bit of nail and move on. However on many occasions this is not possible, but we all want a quick solution. Well we have the answer and it can be a quick and a long term solution!
Treatment for this condition will depend upon the amount of nail that is ingrowing as you present to us in clinic. The earlier the better so try to make an appointment before it gets worse. However we can treat any stage of ingrown nails so don't dispare.
Presentations similar to this show no signs of infection and can be managed in one treatment using gentle removal of he nail spicule. IF you feel pain we can arrange the use of a topical anaesthesia or in some cases introduce a local anaesthesia. This treatment is straight forward and we will then show you good nail techniques to avoid reoccurance.
Nails which show signs of infections may require some antibiotic use before we can utilise a local anaesthesia. We can advise each individual depending on your presentation.
Permanent removal of part or perhaps all the nail is an excellent long term solution. This does involve the use of local anaesthesia and a procedure to remove the nail and cauterise the nail bed so regrowth and re-occurrence do not occur. A straight forward procedure which is performed in clinic with excellent experienced clinicians.
We understand your in pain and may not want us near your toe, we will listen and advise accordingly.
Do not put off coming to see us for advice and an understanding professional opinion.