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.
: 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