Toenail Ablation / Zadek’s Procedure
The recommended treatment for an ingrown toenail will depend on how severely the nail is affected. Treatment includes self-care measures and nail surgery
If your ingrown toenail is in the early stages and is only mildly inflamed, there are several things you can do to prevent it†getting any worse.
Practise good foot hygiene by taking care of your feet and regularly washing them, using soap and water.
Trim the nail straight across to help prevent pieces of nail continuing to dig into the surrounding skin.
Gently push the skin away from the nail using a cotton bud (this may be easier after using a small amount of olive oil to soften the skin).
Wear comfortable shoes that are not too tight and provide space around your toes.
BEFORE THE OPERATION
You can have a light meal. Do not drink alcohol on the day. Please wear loose fitting shoes, open-top sandals or ‘flipflops’.