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Toe problems long after ingrown toenail removal

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 19, 2010
  • 02:56 AM

Several years ago (2002 I believe) I had both of my big toes treated for severely ingrown nails. The problem recurred and I dealt with it for several years, until 2006/2007 when I had them treated again by a different doctor. I haven't had a recurrence since then.

However, within the last 2 to 3 years, I've noticed that when my toes get cold, the skin in the area of the infection (from the last round) turns purple - a kind of bruised-up purple that I'm not at all comfortable with. I don't lose any feeling in the toe (my first freak-out thought was that my toes were going necrotic). If I soak my feet in warm water/put them under a heating pad/rub them briskly, the normal color returns quickly.

Could these two things - toenail removal and the discoloration - be related at all?

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  • Several years ago (2002 I believe) I had both of my big toes treated for severely ingrown nails. The problem recurred and I dealt with it for several years, until 2006/2007 when I had them treated again by a different doctor. I haven't had a recurrence since then.However, within the last 2 to 3 years, I've noticed that when my toes get cold, the skin in the area of the infection (from the last round) turns purple - a kind of bruised-up purple that I'm not at all comfortable with. I don't lose any feeling in the toe (my first freak-out thought was that my toes were going necrotic). If I soak my feet in warm water/put them under a heating pad/rub them briskly, the normal color returns quickly. Could these two things - toenail removal and the discoloration - be related at all?I have to same problem with my feet and toes. I have a condition called Raynoids disease. Probably didn't spell that right. It is an auto immune disease. When you get cold your blood vessels shrink up causing the area to become purple. My hands do the same thing, but it is more noticeable in my feet. They can test for this condition at the doctors. The last I knew the only medical treatment for it was high blood pressure medicine. If this is your problem make sure if you live in a cold area you keep your hands, feet, ears, and nose covered and warm. A person with this condition is 10 times more likely to get frost bite and dry gang green. Hope this helps you a little.
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    • August 27, 2010
    • 05:34 PM
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