How long should you wrap your toe after ingrown toenail surgery?
Your bandage will help to pad and protect the wound, while absorbing drainage from the wound. You can replace the bandage if blood or fluid soaks the bandage. Please keep the wound bandaged for at least 1 week after the surgery.
How do you protect your toe without a toenail?
Protect any exposed part of the nail bed for 7 to 10 days until this skin hardens and isn’t sensitive anymore. Coat the area with antibiotic ointment and top with a nonstick bandage. Change the bandage every day and whenever it gets wet.
How do you wrap a toe after surgery?
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 will my toe hurt after ingrown toenail surgery?
Your toe will not be painful for about 2-3 hours after the surgery. After that the anesthesia will slowly wear out and there will be minimal discomfort to the toe. It is recommended that you take over the counter Aleve or Ibuprofen if any pain.
How often should I change my bandage after toenail removal?
Your provider may recommend soaking your foot in warm water before removing the dressing. This helps the bandage to not stick to the wound. In the following days, change the dressing once or twice a day or as suggested by your provider. Keep your wound covered both day and night in the first week.
How do you wrap a big toe with gauze?
Wrap the big toe first. Start from the bottom of the toe nail and wrap around the toe two to three times towards the base of the toe. Do not stretch gauze as you bandage the toes. Wrap the gauze around the base of all the toes again.
Can you wear socks after ingrown toenail surgery?
Wear comfortable, open-toed shoes or shoes and socks that give your toe plenty of room. This gives your toenail space to heal. Take over-the-counter pain relievers as necessary.
How painful is toenail removal after?
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.
What does Epsom salt do for toenail removal?
The Epsom salt soak eases discomfort and draws pus out from the area around the toenail. It can also loosen the skin, so it can be pulled away from your ingrown toenail. When your ingrown toenail is most acute, soak several times per day. Make sure you dry your foot completely after each soak.
What to do if toenail is lifting?
The easiest treatment is to have your podiatrist trim the excess nail and remove the lifted aspect. Podiatrists can also provide other medication recommendations to help treat the fungus. Less common causes of the toenail lifting are bone spurs or cancer. Bone spurs can develop from the bones located in the toe.