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Ingrowing Toe Nails - 2 - painful Bleeding 

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Ingrowing Toe Nails - 2- painful Bleeding 

 

The inflammation and pressure from an ingrown nail border can, occasionally, cause a red, painful area that bleeds easily next to te nail.  Called a pyogenic granuloma, it is essentially a capillary bed that has enlarged and raised above the skin. 

 

The inflammation and pressure from an ingrown nail border can, occasionally, cause a red, painful area that bleeds easily next to the nail.  

  • Called a pyogenic granuloma, it is essentially a capillary bed that has enlarged and raised above the skin. In addition to the pain and bleeding it causes, a pyogenic granuloma can also invite infection. It should be treated in a clinical setting as soon as possible.

If you cannot see a doctor right away, keep the area bandaged until you can.

 

Ingrown Nails and Bacterial Infection

 

Ingrown toenails can cause infection because they cut into the skin and allow bacteria to invade the tissue around the nail. The infection causes redness, swelling, and sometimes pustular drainage and bleeding.

 

 

Minor infections can be treated by soaking the foot with the affected toe in warm, soapy water for ten to twenty minutes, followed by applying a topical antibiotic ointment or iodiene and then bandaging the site.

  • It is best to see a doctor if the signs of infection have not resolved after one or two days. He or she will clean the site,check for and remove sharp edges or broken nail fragments embedded in the flesh, and possibly prescribe an oral antibiotic. 

Questionable Ingrown Nail Treatments

There is simply no magical topical medication that can heal and corret an ingrown nail. Over-the-counter topical medicationms may temporarily decrease pain, but they do nothing to address the underlying nail condition.

 

 

  • Popular wisdom has suggested that tucking cotton under the edge-of an ingrown nail or cutting a V-notch into the end of the nail will fix problem ingrown nails. There may be some benefit, but these techniques do not work well, especially as a permanent solution.

Current Recommendations:

  • A Bridging kit can be used to alter the curveture of the nail, this stops the nail from cutting into the underlying tissue.: R A Rose Louisy BSc. 
  • Reference: Great Feet For Life: Paul Langer : DPM

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