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INGROWN/FUNGUS TOENAIL REMOVAL

Ingrown/Fungus Toenail Removal

Surgical nail removal is usually performed only when a large portion of the nail is diseased and damaged or if your nails are very painful. In some cases, only the diseased portion is removed, not the entire nail. Surgical nail removal can be done for severe or returning fungal nail infections. The entire nail (avulsion) or only part of the nail (debridement) can be removed.

Procedure

Our doctor will give you an injection in the finger or toe to prevent pain. He or she will then loosen the skin around the nail (nail folds) from the nail and separate the nail from the skin by using a tool under the nail. If only part of the nail is diseased, only the diseased part is removed. If you want to avoid future infection by preventing the nail from growing back, your doctor can destroy the nail matrix by applying a chemical to the cuticle area after the nail plate is removed. After the diseased nail has been removed, the infection can be further treated by applying an antifungal cream to the remaining infected area or by taking oral antifungal medicine.

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