Fixing an ingrown toenail on the Gold Coast
Fixing an ingrown toenail on the Gold Coast is a fast and easy procedure. Many people have horror stories from prevues treatments where they have needed stitches, the nail has returned and worse the nail is still infected. The other point is that a course of anti-biotics will not cure an ingrown toenail. If the nail is still in the skin the infection will simply return once the course of antibiotics has worn off. If the piece of nail, is not removed the issue will not be resolved. There a quite a few different treatment options.
Ingrown Toenail Treatment Options
Trim the nail
This is often the case for first timers. The cause of the ingrown toenail is often damage. The toenail was possibly cut wrong, a spike was left or it was kicked. Therefore trimming the nail so then it can grow out normal can sometimes resolve the issue. If it is particularly painful and aesthetic can be given.
Surgery with Phenolisation
This is the best way to resolve re-occurent ingrown toenails, or toenails with growth of excess skin at the side (hyper-granulation tissue). This is performed under local anaesthetic. The side of the nail is gently lifted and the nail trimmed. It is then removed. Phenol is then applied to the area the nail was removed. The phenol prevents the nails from regrowing in the area it is applied too. This is 99% successful if applied correctly. This is the best way for fixing an ingrown toenail.
Total removal of the nail
For extreme cases where the nail is very damaged, has extreme fungal infections where the nail is very thick. In other words this can be the best option. The nail is again numbed with a local aesthetics, gently lifted, removed and phenol applied. Above all when healed healthy skin covers the surface of the toe where the nail used to be. This makes it look clean and not obvious than anything has been done.
Conclusion For Fixing An Ingrown Toenail
In conclusion if you want a job doing correctly then go to the correct specialist. It’s the same as taking your car to a guy who fixes then from home, or taking it to a person who specialises in that brand. You are always going to get a much better outcome and job with the specialist. Whatever procedure you require fixing an ingrown toenail is pretty straight forward and easy. Call us today to book in today at our Gold Coast clinic with out podiatrist and see if we can help.you.