How long should you rest after toenail surgery?
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.
How long does nail surgery take to heal?
Healing takes between 4-8 weeks for a partial nail avulsion (removing part of the nail) and between 6-12 weeks for a total nail avulsion (removing all of the nail) but can take longer in some cases.
Can I drink alcohol after nail surgery?
Please do not consume alcohol for 24 hours after nail surgery as this may cause bleeding.
Should I cover my toe after toenail removal?
To promote healing after toenail removal, we generally recommend that you: Wash around the wound with water twice daily, as directed. Keep the toe covered with a thin layer of petroleum jelly or antibiotic ointment, as recommended, and a nonstick bandage during the first week.
Can you take a bath after toenail removal?
You may shower the day after the surgery. Gently dry the area and apply antibiotic ointment after showering. Avoid baths, swimming, or soaking the toe for the next 2 weeks. Try to keep the toe clean and dry.
Can I swim after ingrown toenail surgery?
Normal activity can resume after a few days of healing, but be mindful of bandaging while still using. There could be some discomfort during activities within the first week after toenail removal. Avoid hot tubs, swimming pools, or lakes during this 1-2 week recovery time.
When can you shower after nail avulsion?
Care of Wound Site
Keep wound dry for 24 hours, then remove bandage and shower normally. Cleanse wound gently, allowing soap and water to run over wound, but do not scrub.
What should I do after nail surgery?
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 do you wear big toe after nail removal?
Follow these steps:
- 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.
How long after toenail surgery can I walk?
If that happens, a repeat procedure is usually done. Patients that are involved in walking, running, or athletic activity can typically return to activity within 2-3 days for removal of infected toenail and 5-7 days for a permanent nail procedure with chemical application.
Does a scab form after toenail removal?
Your wound often looks worse as it begins to heal than it does in the first week, do not worry this is completely normal. Like any wound, as your toe heals it will develop a ‘scab‘, which will eventually fall off. This is more noticeable if you have had the whole nail removed.