Nail Removal

Procedure for Nail Removal

Nail removal is a common problem that can be caused by an infection. It can also be due to trauma and age-related changes. By removing the nail, you can help to reduce pain and infection.

Before attempting to remove a nail, you should always check with your doctor to make sure that this is the right option for you.

Steps For Nail Removal

  • Wash your hands and nails with soap and water.
  • Soak your feet in warm water with Epsom salt for 10 minutes.
  • Gently trim off as much of the nail as possible. Use a sterile nail clipper and gently trim off any jagged or torn edges, starting from the side of the nail.
  • Using a pair of tweezers, carefully pull out any pieces of nail still lodged beneath the skin.
  • Use a nail file to smooth the edges of the nail bed.
  • Apply an antibiotic cream to the affected area.
  • Cover the wound with a sterile bandage.

Tips for Preventing Nail Removal

  • Avoid activities that could cause nail trauma.
  • Keep your nails short and clean to prevent infection.
  • Inspect your nails often for any signs of infection.
  • Wear protective gloves when working with harsh chemicals or in wet conditions.
  • Treat any cuts or scrapes with a bandage and antibiotic ointment.