Wedge Excision and Abscess Drainage for Ingrown Nails

Ingrown Toenails are a very common and a very painful condition. It occurs when the nail curves on the sides or corner of your nails and grows inwards instead of outwards. And when that happens, it can lead to pain, swelling and redness in the affected area.

At Forum Medical Centre, we offer treatment for Ingrown Nails. For an appointment, call us on 02 9572 7777

Ingrown nails typically occur in teens and adults and are more common amongst men than women. If left untreated, Ingrown Toenails may lead to infection or an abscess, necessitating surgical intervention. While there are many home remedies that people follow to treat ingrown nails, surgery is the safest and best way to get rid of ingrowing nails. Home remedies can make the affected area more susceptible to infection, opening the gateway for bacteria and debris to enter. So, it’s best to avoid that and get in touch with your doctor instead to get them treated once and for all.

Wedge Excision

This is a common procedure for ingrown nail. Wedge Excisions are performed under local anaesthetic and can be completed within 30 minutes to an hour in most cases. In this procedure, a part of the toenail will be removed and a chemical applied to the nail bed. Your doctor will then provide instructions about wound care and book you for a follow up appointment.
Wedge Excision

Abscess Drainage

In some cases, an ingrown nail may develop into an abscess. If this occurs, an Abscess Drainage will be performed under local anaesthetic where an incision will be made to drain the pus.

Abscess Drainage

Contact Us

At Forum Medical Centre, we have experienced doctors as well as the latest equipment and skilled nurses to ensure you receive the best care and service that you deserve. If you have an ingrown nail that’s giving you trouble, please book an appointment with us to consult with our doctor on the best course of action. CALL 02 9572 7777

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