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Toenails Removed
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Big John    Posted 01-21-2005 at 14:53:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some one on here had their toenails removed since than I have told many people that have foot problems about It. Questions we have is how do they get the toenails off ?? Does it hurt?? How long are you bed ridden :?? Could you walk good after ? The toes do a lot for your ballance. Thank you in advance for any information also what kind of Dr. does the procedure? Thank you Big John


Peanut    Posted 01-21-2005 at 17:35:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Big John, this really isn't going to help you but ...

I removed two of my toe nails on accident. When I was a kid I was walking home from school. There was a big patch of ice on the path - a puddle had frozen over. In the ditch was a big pipe about as tall as I was. I picked it up held my hands on the top end and began jack-hammering into the ice. I decided to see how much ice I could break with my eyes closed.

I figured out exactly how much ice I could break that way >>>>> NONE. I smashed the pipe on my righ foot and popped my little toe and the next one over like they were grapes. Yes the nails were gone too. Lots of blood on the way home and to the hospital.

My toe nails grew back but it took a loooooong time :^)


Donna from Mo    Posted 01-21-2005 at 16:32:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had all my toenails permanently removed over a year ago. If I'd been able to stay home and stay barefooted while they healed, I wouldn't have had a lot of pain after the first couple of days. But I went back to work after a week: I walk all eight hours on my job, and had to wear shoes. If I had it to do over again, I'd have the doctor fill out medical leave forms for three or four weeks. My doctor had insisted I'd be fine at work after a week, and he was oh, so wrong (and I have a high threshhold of pain, usually). Except for that, everything went fine. My toes do not get sore from lack of nails. In fact, sometimes I forget I lack toenails, because there's no difference in how they feel now.


~Lenore    Posted 01-21-2005 at 16:20:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nail Removal



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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
All or part of your finger or toenail may need to be removed because of injury, nail infection, or abnormal nail growth. After the procedure, your finger or toe will be tightly wrapped in a special nonstick bandage to prevent bleeding.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO

* Keep your hand or foot elevated to reduce pain and swelling.
* Your doctor will tell you whether it is necessary to return to the hospital or the office to have your bandage changed or whether you can do it at home.
* Keep your bandage dry until after it is changed for the first time.
* After your bandage is changed for the first time, soak your hand or foot in warm water for 10 to 20 minutes 4 times a day to help reduce pain and swelling. If you wish, you may add Epsom salt to the water. After soaking your hand or foot, apply a clean, dry bandage. Change your bandage every time it gets wet or dirty.

Call Your Doctor If...

* You have increased pain, swelling, drainage or bleeding.
* You develop a temperature of greater than 101 degrees F (38.3 degrees C):-)


Big John    Posted 01-21-2005 at 16:16:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
About a month ago someone had posted that they had theres removed and so did her brother or something like that It all started by someone wanting to get a remidity for some fungus growing on ther toe Some one said Tea Oil and everyone ele said use vicks vapor rub. I guess maybe if you just soaked it it would help!!!!!


deadcarp    Posted 01-21-2005 at 15:38:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
years ago they removed my big toenail - then cut a groove down one side to narrow the new one. i had a bandaged foot for a couple weeks but no unusual pain. solved a pesky ingrown problem.


BOSS    Posted 01-21-2005 at 15:33:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I used to work with a guy that had some kind of problem and he didn't have any toenails or fingernails. BUT do you know th pain you have when one of your nails were too short? he had that on his toes and fingers all the time!!


fredo.    Posted 01-21-2005 at 16:21:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
might be compared to that religious [right for boys]in some cases if you are an adult. ????????????????????.

fredo.


toolman    Posted 01-21-2005 at 16:11:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
i would think your toes and fingers would toughen up after a period of time, and think on the bright side , could throw your trimmer away , give yo more time for other things.lol


BOSS    Posted 01-21-2005 at 21:28:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope they never did, he was born that way. He could never put his hands in his pants pockets because it hurt so much.

He ended up and still is a big drug user, anything to get rid of the pain I guess?!


midway    Posted 01-21-2005 at 16:34:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know a person who just had their big toenail taken off, kept bleeding, the Dr. took a piece of the toe, sent away and notice came back that it was malignant, then had a cat-scan to see if the cancer had gone up to lymthnodes in groin. It hadn't but the DR. wants to take about 2/3rds of the big toe and bone off and then do check-ups about every 3 months. This person is now going to get a 2nd opinion. (Toe cancer was found in Bob Marley a raggee musician in 1977, he did nothing to get rid of it, he passed away from it in 1981)


BOSS    Posted 01-21-2005 at 21:26:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bobby is my favorite singer, man his wife sure stirred things up last week huh?

Maybe thats what he meant by, "Stir it up"?


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