Is Ingrown Toenail Surgery Painful? Share your experience

Yes, ingrown toenail surgery painful, especially if you press the nail or around it.

Some people say anesthetic injection can be painful. After the anesthetic injection, the numbness is set, you are comfortable during the procedure. You may feel pain after surgery when the anesthetic medication has stopped. This kind of pain is very common and it can be treated by taking over-the-counter pain relievers. If it is not working you must consult with your doctor.



Is Ingrown Toenail Surgery Painful?

It is painless or a little bit painful for someone. Because the toe is completely numb by local anesthesia before the procedure is performed. Yes, you feel a little bit of sting or burn in the injection area.

After the first few days of toenail surgery, the toes may also tremble a little. It is usually relieved with an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen.

After one or two weeks of the procedure, some people feel pressure on the nail area, although some people do not feel any pain.

Those people who do not follow any home instructions (not soaking, or leave the area dry instead of covering it with antibiotic ointment) after the toenail procedure face discomfort.


What ingrown toenails Causes?

An ingrown toenail occurs when the toe of your toenail grows on the side flesh. Most of the time toenails grow in the big toe.

Some common causes of ingrown toenails are

  • naturally, toenail grows into the curve
  • Toenail injury
  • If you wear a very tight shoe.
  • If you cutting your toenails too short


By reading articles or watch youtube videos you can treat toenails at home. But if you have complications such as skin infections or if you have a lot of toenails, surgery may help you. Diabetic people may need surgery.


Symptoms of Ingrown Toenails

Some symptoms of ingrown Toenails are

  • Swelling or redness around your toenail
  • Feel Pain around toenail edges
  • infection with draining pus around the toenail
  • A buildup of fluid and thickening in the skin around your toenail.


How Ingrown Toenails are treated at Home

Ingrown Toenail Surgery Painful

If you are scared of Toenail surgery you can use some home remedies. Below we mention all remedies with in-depth information.

Coconut oil Garlic
Onion Turmeric
Essential oil Epsom salt
Lemon Juice Hydrogen Peroxide
Apple Cider Vinegar Baking Soda


1〉 Coconut Oil

First, you take virgin coconut oil and applied it to the ingrown toenail and skin surrounding it. Applied twice a day. Coconut oil is very beneficial and has many medicinal benefits. It has a chain of fatty acids like caprylic acid and lauric acid. These fatty acids are antifungal, anti-inflammatory and analgesic.


2〉 Peppermint Oil

You can use 2 to 3 drops of peppermint oil twice a day. First, you have a clean the skin around the affected area. For sometime soak your feet in the water.

After dry your feet apply 2 to 3 drops of peppermint oil to the ingrown toenail. Peppermint oil has menthol and it has antimicrobial properties. These antimicrobial properties protect toenails from further infections.


3〉 Garlic

First, you take two to three cloves of garlic then crushed it and apply the infected toenail. Cover your infected area with a bandage or sanitary gauze. You follow this process once a daily before going to the bed.

Garlic has allicin and it has antimicrobial properties. It protects the ingrown toenail from further infections.


4〉 Turmeric

First, you take 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and add enough amount of water to make it paste. Apply the paste to the affected area.

Follow the process 2 to 3 times a day.

Turmeric has Curcumin which exhibits anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.


5〉 Onion

First, you take a sliced onion and apply it directly to the ingrown toenail. You cover it with Sanitary gauze or bandage.

You follow the process once a daily before going to the bed.

Onion has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties.


6〉 Lemon Juice

Lemon has an acidic nature and it also has anti-fungal properties. It provides protection from fungal infections.

First, apply squeezed lemon juice to the infected toenail area. cover it with sanitary gauze leave it overnight.


7〉 Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a natural disinfectant that very commonly used to clean wounds to prevent infections. It has an anti-fungal and antibacterial nature.

You need a 1/2 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide and warm water.


8〉 Apple Cider Vinegar

First, you take a cotton ball and dip it into the Apple Cider Vinegar. Directly apply to your infected toenail area. Follow the procedure twice a daily.

Apple Cider Vinegar has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. These properties can help to reduce pain and inflammation.


9〉 Epsom Salt 

To follow the procedure you need one bucket and  1 to 2 tablespoon of Epsom salt.

Take a 1-2 tablespoon of Epson salt in a wide bucket and fill it with water. For 15 to 20 minutes soak your legs.

Epsom salt has a high magnesium content that helps to fight against inflammation.


10〉 Baking Soda

First, take a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and add a few drops of water & make it a thick paste. You can apply this paste around the infected toenail area and cover it with sanitary gauze. Follow the process 1 to 2 times daily.



Lastly, we would like to say yes ingrown toenail surgery painful. If you are not following the home instruction after the surgery. If you are scared of surgery you can follow the home treatment by using the home remedies. We already mention all home remedies in this article.


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