Phenol Topical Solution
- Phenol Topical Solution 89%
- 3 ml glass multi-dose vial
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Nail Matrixectomy and Phenol
Ingrown toenails are a common problem, affecting some 3 million people in the U.S. each year.(1) Approximately 20 percent of patients seeking foot care present with this issue.(2) While most ingrown toenails can be treated without surgery, in serious cases patients require a surgical procedure called a matrixectomy.(3)
Three stages of ingrown toenails are described. “Stage 1 is characterized by erythema, slight edema, and pain on applying pressure over the lateral nail fold. Stage 2 is marked by symptoms of Stage 1 along with infection and drainage. Stage 3 is marked by symptoms of Stage 1 along with lateral wall thickening and granulation tissue. Conservative treatment methods are used in Stage 1 ingrown toenails. Surgical treatment methods need to be considered in recurrent cases of Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 cases.”(4)
Nail matrixectomy can be performed in a number of ways – chemically, surgically, electrosurgically, or with radiofrequency ablation.(5) The most commonly used agent for chemical matrixectomy is phenol.(4) According to a medical journal for family physicians, phenol chemical ablation causes minimal bleeding, allows the patient to return to normal activities in a few days, and has a reoccurrence rate of less than 5 percent.(5) Further, “because of phenol’s antiseptic and hemostatic effects, it is particularly useful in patients with diabetes and those using anticoagulants.”(5)
(1) Mayo Clinic, Ingrown Toenails, https://www.mayoclinic.org/
(2) Podiatry Today, Current Concepts in Performing Matrixectomies https://www.podiatrytoday.com/
(3) Medical News Today, What to Know About Ingrown Toenail Surgery https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
(4) Terzi, E. et al Indian Dermatology Online Journal, The Effectiveness of Matrix Cauterization with Trichloroacetic Acid in the Treatment of Ingrown Toenails https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
(5) Mayeaux, E.J. Jr. MD, Carter, C. MD, Murphy, T. MD, American Family Physician, Ingrown Toenail Management https://www.afp-digital.org/
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