What is included in postoperative care following surgery for ingrown nails?

Updated: Nov 06, 2020
  • Author: Amira M Elbendary, MBBCh, MSc; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The patient is allowed to walk after the operation.

Rest at home with feet elevation is recommended, with intake of analgesics when needed.

Normal ambulation and activity can be resumed as soon as 48 hours after the operation.

The patient is instructed to use antiseptic soaks with diluted povidone-iodine solution once a day for 15 minutes, followed by topical antibiotic cream and gauze.

Always keep the wound dry and clean.


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