Ingrown Toenail

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An Ingrown toenail is a condition in which the edges of toenail grow into the nearby skin. It usually happens near the big toenail, especially on the side, and can lead to redness, swelling, and pain in the toe. If not treated, serious infection may arise.

What Causes Ingrown Toenails?

There are certain factors that can contribute to the formation of an ingrown toenail. Some of these factors include trimming toenails too short, wearing tight-fitting shoes or socks, an injury to the nail, and/or not providing enough ventilation to the feet. Sometimes the main cause can be genetic too.

How Does the Evaluation Process Work for Ingrown Toenails?

At Authentic Hair Transplant and Cosmetic Centre, Dr Dr. Hitesh will evaluate the degree of toenail ingrowth and determine the best course of action for treatment. This will include a visual exam, physical exam of the affected toe, and gathering an assessment of your symptoms.

What are the Treatment Options for Ingrown Toenails?

There are several options available to treat an ingrown toenail, depending on the severity of the condition. The doctor will consider the age, overall health, and any other relevant factors before recommending the best course of treatment. These treatments range from conservative options such as topical medication or warm foot baths, to more sophisticated methods such as laser treatment and surgery.

How is Ingrown Toenail Surgery Performed?

At Authentic Hair Transplant and Cosmetic Centre, Dr Dr. Hitesh can perform a surgical procedure to permanently remove an ingrown toenail. This procedure involves numbing the area, removing the ingrown portion of the toenail, and cauterizing the nail bed. The entire procedure lasts for about thirty minutes under local anesthesia.

What is the Recovery Process After Ingrown Toenail Surgery?

Generally, it takes about four to six weeks to fully recover from ingrown toenail surgery. During the recovery period, the patient needs to keep their feet clean and dry, wear comfortable and padded shoes, and regularly change the bandages. The patient should also avoid strenuous activities during this time.

Are There Non-Surgical Options for Treating Ingrown Toenails?

Yes, there are certain non-surgical treatments available for ingrown toenails. However, these treatments may not be suitable for all cases, and are generally more helpful in preventing ingrown toenails rather than treating them. These treatments include using orthotics, cutting and filing toenails properly, and using soak baths and topical medications.

What Are the Risks and Benefits of Ingrown Toenail Surgery?

Ingrown toenail surgery is a safe procedure and has a very low risk rate. However, there are certain risks associated with any surgery that you need to be aware of. The most common risks include infection, nerve damage, pain and swelling, and a possible relapse of the condition. The benefits include pain relief, the ability to wear shoes again without discomfort, and prevention of long-term complications.

Having ​painful, inflamed, and infected toenails can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing. If you are experiencing symptoms of an ingrown toenail, head over to Authentic Hair Transplant and Cosmetic Centre for a comprehensive evaluation with Dr Dr. Hitesh . He will provide the best possible treatment options for you, and guide you every step of the way to ensure a speedy recovery.

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Meet Dr. Hitesh Laad

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery, DNB - Plastic Surgery

Dr. Hitesh Laad is a distinguished figure in the field of cosmetic surgery, with a profound interest and expertise in hair treatment and hair transplant surgery. He takes immense pride and joy in performing successful, life-changing surgeries that positively impact the personal, professional, and social lives of his patients. His unwavering dedication to the well-being of his patients and the society at large has driven him to establish Authentic Hair Transplant and Cosmetic Centre as a premier destination for cosmetic treatments.

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