Redness Around Toenail
Got a fungal nail infection/ingrown toenail infection that you just can’t seem to get rid of? Then nail surgery may just be right for you. The pain can be annoyingly unbearable, so why make it a recurring feeling when you can just get rid of it entirely? Nail surgery is the perfect fix to all your infection problems. You’ll never have to deal with redness around toenail again.
There are lots of questions surrounding nail surgery, however, and we’re here to clear them up for you. So, if you want to know more about what nail surgery is, who does nail surgery, how effective it is, and more, read on!
First, here are the most common reasons behind redness around toenail:
If you stub your toe or drop something on your toe, this could lead to redness around the toenail.. A red toe can also be caused by other injuries, such as persistent pressure or abrasion from an improperly fitting shoe. In this case, you’ll also feel pain in toenail in shoes.
2. Skin Infection:
Cellulitis, a common skin infection, can occur when bacteria that lives on your skin enters your skin itself.
3. Irritant Contact Dermatitis:
Your skin may get inflamed when exposed to certain pollutants, like gasoline or detergents like soap and bleach.
4. Allergic Contact Dermatits:
Your skin can become inflamed when it comes into contact with an allergen, such as nickel or plants like poison ivy.
5. Athlete’s Foot:
Athlete’s foot, sometimes called tinea pedis, is a fungal infection of the toes or feet.
6. Nail Infections & Ingrown Toenails:
A condition known as paronychia, an infection of the folds of your nails usually brought on by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria or a fungus, can result in toe pain and swelling. Nail infections like this can also be caused due to ingrown toenail that haven’t been treated correctly.
Now we can move on to more information about nail surgery..
What Is Nail Surgery?
Lots of people ask the question, “What is nail surgery?”. Nail surgery is considered a minor procedure. It is usually conducted under local anesthetic, to help alleviate pain and infection in toenails.
During nail surgery, a podiatrist might remove one or two sections from your nail, on each side. In some forms of nail surgery, your podiatrist may have to remove your whole nail, depending on the extent of infection / injury.
Once the nail surgery is over, the podiatrist will use a form of treatment to prevent the affected nail from growing again.
Who Does Nail Surgery?
Now that you know what nail surgery is, you’re probably wondering who does nail surgery.
Nail surgery is done by certified professional Podiatrists. Never get nail surgery from anyone who is not professionally equipped to handle it.
How Effective Is It?
Nail surgery generally is a permanent solution to your problem. Regrowth can occur occasionally, but this is in much less than 5% cases out of thousands.
Are There Alternatives to Nail Surgery?
There are a few common routine treatments that act as alternatives to nail surgery. They aren’t permanent solutions, however, and only help for immediate and short-term relief. A common treatment used is cutting the nail back, but the nail often regrows with the same issue.
Every patient is different and has a different pain-tolerance. This is why we aim to alleviate their pain as fast as possible, according to the treatment that suits them best. Though, when a patient comes in with a chronic infected nail, nail surgery is the only safe and viable option.
If you’re suffering from fungal nail infection or recurring ingrown toenails and redness around toenail, and are looking for a permanent solution, nail surgery may just be your best bet! Book an appointment with Bucksfoot Clinic for a consultation to see if nail surgery is the right option for you, and we’ll give you the best podiatric treatment in town!