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Permanent Toenail Removal

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by asedaii, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. asedaii

    asedaii New Member

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    Hello. I have had a problem with my big toenail on my left foot for many years. I have finally decided (after previous toe nail extractions full and sides) to have the nail permanently removed.

    My quesion concerns on how long it takes to completely heal over? It has been 6 weeks now and and only about the top 1/2 of the toe nail bed has healed completely. The bottom portion down by the cuticle is still far from healed.

    Anyone else have something for me to compare how long this takes to heal?
  2. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    Ya im in the same boat as you. Its been 6 weeks and my toe isnt heeled. The top is statring to heel, but the base where the nail would have gone into is far from heel and still red on the skin around the area. Also it still leaks a lot, still will have a wet sock at the end of the day. Doc says it still heeling and just need more time. I think he is crazy, how long could it possible take. This is nuts, it shouldnt take this long.

    Anyone else have any other advice on toe problems ?
  3. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    How do you know "it shouldn't take this long"? You haven't said which of the many different nail procedures was performed. If it was a phenol cauterization, it can easily take more than 6 weeks to completely heal. If you don't trust your doctor, find another.
  4. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    I have had all ten toenails permanently removed in 3 different stages within a 2 month period. My big toe on my right foot took 7 1/2 weeks for the scab to fall off and look completely healed. The other 4 on that foot were all done together and after 1 month, they still have a long way to go. I think not only is every person different, but each toe is also different from what I'm experiencing. Only one toe on each foot hurt after the surgery. There was no pain on any of the others. I don't care how long it takes to heal, I'm just so happy not to have to dig out ingrown toenails anymore. I had the 5 nails on my Left foot done Monday. I would definitely do it again. It is well worth it.
  5. Sandrajz

    Sandrajz Guest

    I've had my right toe nail removed 7 weeks ago and it's only 1/4 healed. Still has a scab and still leaks some. How long does it take to heal? I only had pain the first couple days after the removal. But the healing process is taking forever.
  6. Jaybee

    Jaybee Guest

  7. Patton

    Patton Guest

    It can easily take 12 weeks for permanent toenail removal to heal in a healthy person. I had three done at the same time and the big toe has taken 10 weeks to quit draining and form a hard scab with no pain left. The smaller toes healed quicker. If someone is diabetic it will take even longer to heal.

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