How Do I Prepare for the Procedure?
- Your healthcare provider may ask you to stop taking certain medicines before your toenail is removed (aspirin or other blood thinners, for example). Do not stop any medicines without talking to your provider first.
- You may need to plan to take a day or two off from your usual activities after the procedure is done.
What Happens During the Procedure?
The skin is cleansed with an antibacterial solution or alcohol. A local anesthetic is injected into the toe to numb part or all of the toe. A tourniquet may be put around the base of your toe to decrease bleeding during the procedure. Then your healthcare provider will cut away and remove part or all of the toenail. Afterwards an antibiotic and a bandage are put on the toe. You can go home soon after the nail is removed.
Watch as Dr. Wagner removes an infected ingrown toenail:
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