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New Pod Student trying to help a friend

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Salsa-N-Chips, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. Salsa-N-Chips

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    Hi guys! Title says it all. I have a friend who is asking for my help and I am trying to do the best I can! He had ingrown toenail surgery two weeks ago and he sent me this picture of his toe. I am unsure as to what the white stuff is on the base of his toe. He tells me it is very thin and not strong. What can I tell him to do? He says he has been soaking his toe with epsom salt baths almost daily and been using an neosporin on the wound. Will the toenail grow back normally or will the nail have to be removed?

    Here is a link to the picture he sent me. http://i.imgur.com/Ps496hl.png
     
  2. dazzalyn1

    dazzalyn1 Member

    Hi Newbie, it's possible the whitish areas have been affected by the phenol used to prevent regrowth, the wound looks pretty clean to me, just my opinion but I think he may be overdoing the soaking. I do think if he has any great concerns he should contact the clinic that performed the procedure, I would have thought they would follow up, but you don't mention that. I've seen a lot muckier looking wounds. Good luck when you start to do PNAs/TNAs, I remember the first LA I did under supervision at uni, pushed the needle right through the toe and most of it squirted out below the toe oops! Thank goodness I got a lot better at it very quickly.
     
  3. TL74

    TL74 Active Member

    Any further pictures?
    The white area does appear to be some phenol burn. The wound looks clean. I would like the erythema to have diminished more after 2 weeks. I agree that he may be overdoing the soaking. Depending on what he is doing throughout the day everyone heals differently.
    As long as it is without infection and the pain is less each day these are good signs.
    It will take a long while for the rest of the nail to recover and look close to normal. Hope all goes well.
     
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