What are the treatments for the condition?
Minor surgery is performed to remove all or part of the toenail. Special
devices or even cotton balls may be placed under the edge of the toenail as it
grows back to prevent the problem from happening again. Antibiotics are given
for any infection present.
What are the side effects of the treatments?
Surgery can cause bleeding, infection, or allergic reaction to anesthesia. Antibiotics can cause allergic
reactions, stomach upset, and skin rash.
What happens after treatment for the condition?
After recovery, people are generally able to go back to normal activities.
People who have
diabetes or circulation problems often require further treatment
How is the condition monitored?
People with diabetes or circulation problems need to examine
their own feet daily. They will also have regular visits with the healthcare
provider. Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the