Care Instructions After Ingrown Toenail Removal. *leave bandage around toe intact until the next morning after the procedure. It is important to dry the toe after soaking and to use sterile gauze for dressing until the wound is healed.
This helps the bandage to not stick to the wound. Add salt (epsom or table, ½ teaspoon per quart) 3. In the following days, change the dressing once or twice a day or as suggested by your provider.
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Your Shower Can Count As 1 Of Those Soakings.
Add salt (epsom or table, ½ teaspoon per quart) 3. It helps to soak the foot three times a day if the toenail bed dries out and cause you given greater pain. A podiatrist will numb the area and do the procedure.
Soak And Lift The Nail.
It is important to dry the toe after soaking and to use sterile gauze for dressing until the wound is healed. It may stick to the wound and cause pain when you remove it. Wedge a small piece of cotton or gauze under the corner of the nail.
The Sutures Will Be Removed After Seven To Ten Days.
Ask Your Healthcare Provider What Kind Of Bandage To Use.
At the direction of your podiatrist, please remove your dressing tonight/tomorrow morning and soak your foot in warm water. Your provider may recommend soaking your foot in warm water before removing the dressing. If the bandage is still in place on the 3rd day, remove it.
Soak 2 Times Per Day
Soak 3 times per day week 2: This depends on the speed of wound healing. After you have your procedure performed make sure that you cut your nails straight across, do not tear nails, keep skin soft at edges of nails with lotion, and wear shoes that allow for enough space for the toes to prevent pressure that can lead to recurrence.