| 1. You may experience
some slight bleeding through your dressing, this is normal. You
can elevate the affected foot and apply mild compression.
2. The local anesthesia
that was used will last approximately 4 - 6 hours.
3. After this time
you may experience mild discomfort. You may take an over-the-counter
pain medication (Tylenol, Advil) or you may have received a prescription
4. It will be necessary
for you to soak the affected foot in warm water and one capful
of Betadine Solution or Epsom Salts. Do this for 20 minutes, once
in the morning and once in the evening. You can begin this on
the morning following the procedure.
5. After soaking, you
will apply a topical antibiotic cream to the affected nail border.
You may use an over-the-counter cream (bacitracin, neosporin)
or you have received a prescription for (silvadene, corticosporin
6. Cover the area with
7. You will return
for a check-up in 1 - 2 weeks.
8. If you notice any
of the following, contact your physician: