Re: PLEASE HELP ASAP - Toenail pulled off by Dr

Yes, that is what happened!

My concern is about any potential problems. I have searched the web, but can only find descriptions of much more indepth surgical procedures. I have found nothing about using what my dad described as pliers and just pulling it out with only a local.

My interest is my mother, not the doctor.

What is the best and safest way to remove toenails that are curled into a circle and embedded into the toes?

Thanks for you help.

Carol


: PLEASE - some advice before 9 AM tomorrow is possible. She goes back to the Dr at 10 AM.

: My mother had her little toenail pulled out with a pair of tweezers last week. She went in just to have her toenail trimmed. (They actually have curled into a circle on top of her toes.)

: Since that procedure, she has heard nothing but horror stories about having the others removed. She is 80 years old and doesn't need any more to worry about.

: Two questions:

: 1. Is that normal procedure? Is it safe to just numb the toenail and yank it out without any warning?

: 2. What, if any, are the risks of doing this to the other toes.

: Thank you, Carol


Posted By Carol Corley on May 02, 2003 at 01:29:33:

In Reply to: PLEASE HELP ASAP - Toenail pulled off by Dr posted by Carol Corley on April 30, 2003 at 22:44:47:

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