NAIL SURGERY INSTRUCTIONS
Avulsionis performedto treat an acutely infected ingrown nail
Matrixectomyis performedto permane...
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Nail post

Rolando Melendez conservative treatment for ingrown nails
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Health & Medicine      
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  • 1. NAIL SURGERY INSTRUCTIONS Avulsionis performedto treat an acutely infected ingrown nail Matrixectomyis performedto permanently remove a portion of the nail. General Instructions for both procedures are as follows: • • • • Go home (no mall, no supermarketjust for today); tomorrow do your normal routine Elevate your foot the first 12 hours to decrease pain Take Advil or Tylenol before the anesthetic wears off. Pain is typically minimal. 8-12 hours after the procedure, begin soaking your toe for 3-5 minute in Epsom salt solution, soapy water or plain water • Wounds heal more quickly when kept moist. • Avoid applying peroxide, alcohol 1st week: Daily 3-5 minute soak and after soaking apply a band aid with antibacterial ointment such as Neosporin. It is okay to get your foot wet in the shower, but not at the swimming pool or beach. 2nd week: Only a band aid with antibacterial ointment 3rd week: A band aid with antibacterial ointment during the day and open during the night You have to return to the office in 1-2 weeks It is normal to notice redness and drainage from the toe Infection rates are very low. Do not hesitate to call theoffice. Nail avulsion:Normally heals in approximately 1 week. Matrixectomy: Normally heals in approximately 2-4 weeks. If you have any concerns questions or concerns about your nail procedure or the recovery process, call theoffice at: Guy R Brewer Jamaica: (718) 723-5616 Hampton Bay (631) 728-4040

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