Ingrown Toenail

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
30 posts in this thread.
Viewing Page :
 1  2 
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Screaming Eagle
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 4994
   Posted 4/27/2010 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
UT OH! I have an ingrown toenail that is killing me! I used to be able to trim it myself, but I can no longer reach my big toe to work on it :(

I have a Dr. appointment today at 1:45 to have it removed! Ouch! :(


How long does it take to heal?

I know your all laughing now! :)

Pete! I can't wait for your response! :)

Take it easy on me my man! :)

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


kimber9807
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 492
   Posted 4/27/2010 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis , spinal blockage ,gerd,gastric ulcer (2008), pernicous anemia , folic acid anemia and gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc, ,reglan,bentyl, ibuprofren,Ultracet, folic acid , b12 injections, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added : folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


Red_34
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 22068
   Posted 4/27/2010 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had the same ingrown toenail removed twice. The second time she cauterized it so that sliver she took out wouldn't grow back. So far so good - I mean I still have some issues with it but not like before - Owey I feel your pain!

The first time I had it done, I had to wear a bandaid for about a month because it was oozing clear stuff. The bleeding lasted for about a week or so. But after the numbing wore off after she removed it, the actual pain of having it removed only lasted a day or so.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(6 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines**~Allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome~Sacroiliitis~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~Epidural injections (2 series of 3), OA (hands and spine)-Tylonel Arthritis, Celebrex, Fibromyalgia (diagnosis pending)
To help Healingwell - click here: DONATE
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


Screaming Eagle
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 4994
   Posted 4/27/2010 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Red! That sounds pretty bad, but maybe I will get lucky :)

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


Red_34
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 22068
   Posted 4/27/2010 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope so! :) My daughter also had an ingrown nail removed and hers only oozed for about a week/week and a half. I hope your appointment goes good and it takes care of the problem.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(6 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines**~Allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome~Sacroiliitis~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~Epidural injections (2 series of 3), OA (hands and spine)-Tylonel Arthritis, Celebrex, Fibromyalgia (diagnosis pending)
To help Healingwell - click here: DONATE
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


Retired Mom
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 1752
   Posted 4/27/2010 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey SE,
 
I had one done several months ago and can honestly say that the shots were the worst.  The pain only lasted about three days after (because I had no infection in there).  I use Resinol on any toes that start and then cover with a bandaid.  It helps ALOT with the pain and sort of draws out the infection.
 
I think the shots were only really bad for me because I can't use the freeze spray to help numb the area.
 
For some reason, I've had several ingrown toenails since my fusion.  I think it is like you said....we can't reach them to trim before the problem gets out of hand.   I've only had to have one take care of by a Dr.
 
Best to you!
Retired Mom


Screaming Eagle
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 4994
   Posted 4/27/2010 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Just go back from the DR, and he gave me an antibiotic to try first, since the tissue is inflamed around the toenail. He said the idea is to get the inflammation to go down, and allow the toenail to push past the normal tissue.

He said if that does not work, come back in a week and he will trim it out, but not remove the whole toenail. He also told me to soak it in soapy water as well.

I showed him my incision from my surgery, and let him check me out to see what he thought. He was very pleased with my progress, but cautioned me to not push it when I go back to work.

He also said the meds that I'm on were fine with him, but eventually wants to see me come off of them completely. Right now, he is in agreement with the surgeon, that I will be on them for the next several weeks, until the fusion starts to take place.

It was good to see him, as it has been a while. I was seeing him on a regular basis before the surgery, and we have a good trust between the two of us. I was so worried that he would be upset with me for still being on the pain meds.

He told me that I came very close to dyeing after the surgery, as the nurses were not keeping a good eye on my pain meds given to me. They kept increasing the meds, and I kept hitting the button every 15min as instructed by them.
My wife knew something was not right, but did not know any better. I remember her telling me that I looked like I was dyeing. Finally the 1st shift nurse came in, and blew her lid after she realized what was going on.

Anyway, my Dr said that I was lucky to be here today, and that I owed my thanks to the nurse (Linda).

Sorry for getting off of the subject here, but I just wanted to share with you all.

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


willowsgrandma
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 78
   Posted 4/27/2010 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
rolleyes yeah yeah Hi Eagle! No I'm not laughing! I'm 62 and when I was in jr. high . The Dallas State Fair was only a month away and I was sooo excited to go! I had cut into my big toe with tweezers (ouch!) My toe got infected and my parents told me that I couldn't go to the Fair if I didn't go to dr . I had 1/2 of my toenail removed and haven't had one since! Plus I was fine within a couple of weeks to go to the Fair. Just remember to "cut straight across." Hope you heal quickly! Donna turn turn

Screaming Eagle
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 4994
   Posted 4/27/2010 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Grandma! I appreciate your story of experience here. Good Stuff! I don't remember seeing you here before, but I'm so glad that you posted a reply for me :)

The Dr, said that if I did not heal properly from this, he would take part of mine off as well. Ouch! :(

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.

Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 4/27/2010 4:15:13 PM (GMT-6)


Frenchie71
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 4/27/2010 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   

 

 

It's never enough is it Michael? I believe you guys have a good good way to put it in english: Murphy's law...

When i have pain somewhere unusual, I think to myself: At leats my mind is going to be diverted off somewhere else for a change! Or maybe I'm just saying nonsense :)
 
By the way, I saw Suzanne on Saturday. We hugged...it It was great!
 
Hang in there man!
 
D.

Screaming Eagle
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 4994
   Posted 4/27/2010 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, she said that she got to meet you, and was thrilled about it! Thank you so much for visiting with her. She is pretty lonely there, and so far the meds have not been working long enough to give her any sort of relief.

She is a wonderful woman, and I so hate to see her in so much pain and distress. Make sure you hook with her by email often, as she loves a good visit. She is not able to get on the computer too much because of the pain,
so some of us ring her at least once a week to check on her.

Dany, how are you getting along?

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


Dagger
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1522
   Posted 4/27/2010 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
My teenage son was given antibiotics and told to soak his ingrown toenail in Epsom salt but it didn't work. The antibiotics cut down the inflammation and pain but it all came back when he finished the meds. The doc removed a sliver of nail and cauterized it. It oozed for a few weeks then healed. The worst part for him was when his foot got stepped on in school shortly after the procedure.

The same nail acted up again, antibiotics and soaks did nothing so another sliver was removed and cauterized. Again it oozed for a few weeks and was tender for a few days.

He showed me his toe last week and it is all inflamed again. Here we go again. This time, he wants the doc to permanently remove the nail and kill the nail bed so it doesn't happen again. I'll agree to the permanent removal because he may be losing his health insurance soon so we can't risk another infection in the future. The doc is letting him wait a few more weeks for school to finish as long as he takes antibiotics and soaks three times/day.

It's not the way he cuts it, his primary care doc and the specialist both have confirmed that. It's the way his nail grows. A few family members have had the same problem. It doesn't even look curved or abnormal.

Screaming Eagle
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 4994
   Posted 4/27/2010 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Dagger, that kinda what I fear too, but we will see how it goes. Good grief! I cant seem to remember any of these members for some reason, but I'm sure glad to see them posting! Wonderful! Please keep it up! :)

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


Blessedx8
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 3193
   Posted 4/27/2010 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue It's one thing after another for us, huh?? :)

YES, meant to tell you about the soaking... really try to do that, it does help. And the antibiotics should kick in within 24 to 36 hours and start to help w/ the pain... I feel for you!

But glad things went really well at the doctor... And don't worry about the pain meds... you just had MAJOR surgery and you need those things right now!

Talk to you later on...Tina
Main Health Problems: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Chronic Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; Severe Vitamin D Deficiency

Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain (they called it DDD...but I don't know); migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation...


Screaming Eagle
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 4994
   Posted 4/27/2010 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Tina Whiena! It's always a pleasure to hear from you! I will soak my little footy tonight, and did so last night as well. I sure hope I don't have to have the nail trimmed off!
You don't have to convince this old boy that it will be painful :(


I too am glad that my PCD thought the pain med usage was in line. It has always been a concern of his. and he has supported me for at least 7 yrs with them, but he was getting very uncomfortable,
and was the one who really wanted me to have the surgery. He said I should have had it two years ago. I'm glad it is behind me for now, and I think I will have to have my neck fused in the next few years or so.

My sister is going in this next week...I think to have her lumbar fused, and she too needs the neck fused! She is scared to death about it. I have tried to counsel her, but I'm just a stupid brother! :)
I have the told you so line all ready for her though! Not really, but I will be there to support her no matter what. We visited her this last week on a surprise visit, so she could see for herself how well I am doing.
Her son called and said, he appreciated the visit, as she is driving them crazy with fear. She now has some hope. It's funny, because I had told her how I was doing, but she just had to see with her eyes before she would believe.

I'm really not an expert on the subject of fusions, and most of my education has come from this very site, from some very knowledgeable members. I can never Thank the members enough here on the forum!
The site is Brilliant!...and provides Hope for those who are lost in despair. Thank You! :)

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


Pete trips again!
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1899
   Posted 4/27/2010 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
OK Mikey Boy! You've been waiting for my reply? Am I such a meany that you are expecting me to call you a wimp or something worse because you have a sore toezy~wozy? Well I'm not! I know that they hurt like hell! I don't want you to think of me as being unclean or some sort of dirtbag but last year while I was still working, I had a nail fungus* under my big toenail which got so bad, the foot doc had to tear it off while half was still attached to toemeat! Zowey> that was an owy!!!
After my apt. I thought about going home but returned to work instead!! I worked in construction and as we all know> ""There's no crying in construction!!"" Had I gone home for a sore toezy wozy, I'd never heard the end of it!!! So no Mike, I'm not gonna rag on your poor ingrown toenail! That would be so insensative of me! So you take care of that toe and just remember to cut them straight across, not rounded or did the doc already tell you that?
Stay tough Mikey, wouldn't want you to turn into one of those "girlymans" as quoted by the Governer of Cal!!> Arnold!! That would just roin the image I have of you as a big manly man riding that big bad H.D. motorcy!!!
Gota Go!
Love you Man!
Pete
*footnote> toefungus is very common in hot steamy Fla. I caught it from my wife who got it at the YMCA!!! It's all gone now thank you very much!

Blessedx8
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 3193
   Posted 4/27/2010 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh my goodness, Pete... you can make me laugh like nobody else :)

Thanks for always brightening my day :)
--Tina
Main Health Problems: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Chronic Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; Severe Vitamin D Deficiency

Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain (they called it DDD...but I don't know); migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation...


Screaming Eagle
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 4994
   Posted 4/27/2010 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I'm glad you had a good laugh Tina! :) Pete got me good didn't he! :)

That fisher Man is a mess! :)

My toezy~wozy is getting better as we speak! Toemeat? That made me jump, when I read that! :(

I keep cutting back on my pain meds, when ever I read your replies! :)

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


momtofourangels
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 2250
   Posted 4/27/2010 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Michael
 
I'm sorry you have an ingrown toenail.  I had one several years ago that had to be cut out.  The worst part was the shots they gave me to deaden the toe.  I'm glad that you had a good apppointment with the pcp.  I hope the antibiotics and soaking work so you can just get rid of it.  ((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))  Take care.  I hope you're having a lpn.
 
Loretta
Dx:  ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, hypothyroidism, typeII diabetes, asthma, allergies, high blood pressure, polycystic ovary syndrome, PTSD, depression, anxiety


Howlyncat
Elite Member


Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 4/30/2010 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
oh my friend im so glad you are not getting it done yet
i liken it almost to giving birth
it bleeding hurts the shots are the hades of it all
huggles
lyn
..Co Moderator for Crohns...Anxiety/Panic......Alzheimers

DX..Crohns,,,A/P...Fibro...Seizures..Neuropathy...Pyoderma Gangrenosum..Deaf

I Refuse To Give Up....Others Are Worse Off Than I Am

Donate to WWW.HealingWell.com
MEDS..Lyrica..Dilatin...Pentasa...Folic acid....Ativan..,Diazapam prn..Trazadone at HS..T 4s PRN

NEVER GIVEN UP NOR IN


Screaming Eagle
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 4994
   Posted 4/30/2010 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the Toe's up Lyn! I appreciate it! :)

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


Howlyncat
Elite Member


Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 4/30/2010 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
OH you sure put a smile on this old hurting bags face
luvs ya my friend....
huggs
lyn
..Co Moderator for Crohns...Anxiety/Panic......Alzheimers

DX..Crohns,,,A/P...Fibro...Seizures..Neuropathy...Pyoderma Gangrenosum..Deaf

I Refuse To Give Up....Others Are Worse Off Than I Am

Donate to WWW.HealingWell.com
MEDS..Lyrica..Dilatin...Pentasa...Folic acid....Ativan..,Diazapam prn..Trazadone at HS..T 4s PRN

NEVER GIVEN UP NOR IN


Screaming Eagle
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 4994
   Posted 4/30/2010 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Your certainly welcome Lyn! I had a little chuckle out of all of it as well! :) :) :)

You are always welcome over here!

You take care now, and I hope to visit with you again! :)

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


Howlyncat
Elite Member


Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 4/30/2010 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh......ill be back...arnold impersonation .....howd i do lol

keep head up n toes wellllllll hmm i ll hv to get back to you on that one......

big huggles
lyn
..Co Moderator for Crohns...Anxiety/Panic......Alzheimers

DX..Crohns,,,A/P...Fibro...Seizures..Neuropathy...Pyoderma Gangrenosum..Deaf

I Refuse To Give Up....Others Are Worse Off Than I Am

Donate to WWW.HealingWell.com
MEDS..Lyrica..Dilatin...Pentasa...Folic acid....Ativan..,Diazapam prn..Trazadone at HS..T 4s PRN

NEVER GIVEN UP NOR IN


MMMNAVY
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 6923
   Posted 4/30/2010 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had toenails ripped clean off (you know that line your running shoes between the leather and the mesh area, I would not recommend sudden stops that put your entire body weight on a few of your toes and have that line seperating that). You will need to wear a bandaid over it for quite a while until the nail grows back (it took most of a year for me cause I completely lost the toe nail) or else till you have gotten use to sensitivity.


Forum Co-moderator - Crohn's Disease/Thyroid Disorders:_All comments have the caveat contact your local health care provider.

I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586

All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.

The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life?  Has your life brought joy to others?

Make sure your suffering has meaning…

Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 4/30/2010 7:59:41 AM (GMT-6)

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
30 posts in this thread.
Viewing Page :
 1  2 
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, October 31, 2014 11:15 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,256,170 posts in 250,959 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 157712 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, smithmark.
342 Guest(s), 16 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Chapelle, Proxy, april81972, Dixie6, kazbern, Almost a 10, crazyhazeynut, CRPSpatient, Dreadsteel, ks1905, GC1pink, jen123, Mister Mike, dmlvt, Equestrian Mom, Delmar


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest  Follow HealingWell.com on YouTube
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2014 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer