NAIL EXCISION, A SURGERY FOR ACUTE FINGERNAIL INFECTION/INJURY

Don’t worry if you have found out an infection on your finger or under the nail. Fungal infection can occur to nail and in these cases, doctors suggest an efficient treatment or procedure, which is called Nail excision or Nail avulsion. This procedure involves the surgical removal of the nail completely or partly. If a large portion of the nail is diseased and damaged, then that causes excessive pain to the patient. In these cases, it is always better to get the infected nail removed.

A person with an infected nail can consult a doctor or dermatologist in a clinic to inspect the nail. If your nail has a severe infection, Nail excision is commonly suggested. It is better to undergo this procedure in a clinic and only under the guidance of a certified dermatologist. Nail excision or Nail avulsion is often prescribed for separating nail from the nail bed. Also, it can be suggested for

  • Treating Nail infection
  • Removing unnecessary growth on the nails
  • For treating an ingrown nail.
  • Other diseases to nail causing redness, swelling, pain, and infection.

There are some cases where the nail bed is injured or needs a repair. For this case, nail removal is necessary so as to stitch the injured area. This is the reason why nail excision is done to patients. Doctors give local anesthesia before the procedure and after which the nail is loosened from the skin. The aftercare is really important and it is advised to consult your dermatologist for getting medical attention if any of the following occurs like Swelling or pain to the nails, redness around the nail or Puss-white fluid discharge from the nail. A new hair can regrow within a few weeks from the cuticle and will complete the growth in 4-6 months.

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