TopicIngrown Toenail Removal

  • Tue 19th Mar 2019 - 3:59am

    Toenail removal is actually the definitive treatment to get rid of an ingrown toenail. It is a common Urgent Fungus Destroyer Review problem which is the outcome of several etiologies like hyperhidrosis, poorly trimmed nails, and ill- fitting shoes. The common presentation is pain at the site, but as the disease progresses foul odor, purulent discharge, and difficulty in walking become apparent and can make the life of an individual miserable. The procedure of choice is lateral nail plate excision with removal of the lateral matrix of the nail. In this procedure the diseased part of the nail is removed completely and the healthy part of the nail is left intact. Cauterization of the matrix-forming nail is performed and a new lateral nail fold is created. A common complication is the regrowth of the nail spur which may be due to incomplete removal of the matrix or an infection of the nail bed. However, if the procedure is performed with the proper technique, no complications should occur.

    The exact causes and conservative treatment options of ingrown toenails are one of the most common presentations in a family medical practice. Medically termed as 'onychocryptosis', it is a condition which usually occurs in the second and third decades of life, however younger individuals can develop this condition if the corners of their toenails are torn.

    Common causes of ingrown toenails include: poor nail trimming techniques in which the nails are cut too deep from the corners, trauma, neoplasm beneath the nail, obesity, and severe pressure on the toenail. These changes can result in inflammation and edema in the lateral nail fold.

    Practitioners have classified the presentation of ingrown nails in three stages. In the first stage there is redness, puffiness, and pain when pressure is applied to the lateral nail fold. In the second stage comparatively worse signs appear like purulent discharge and thus infection. In the third and final stage granulation tissue appears in this nail and the nail hypertrophies.



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