Stomach-churning footage captures the moment a man has his infected toenail ripped off with forcepsWARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENTThe ‘very young’ man sought help from a podiatrist called ‘Miss Foot Fixer’Before tugging his nail completely off, she jokingly said ‘see you later’ At the end of the procedure, she turned to the patient and said: ‘That was fun’
11:38 GMT, 14 March 2019
The ‘very young gentleman’, who hasn’t been named, sought help from a podiatrist who calls herself ‘Miss Foot Fixer’.
In the four-and-a-half-minute video, she described the ‘total nail removal’ she was getting ready to perform as being ‘fantastic’
Miss Foot Fixer began the video by displaying the man’s right foot, explaining how he had a fungal nail that wasn’t clearing up.
In the four-and-a-half-minute video, she described the ‘total nail removal’ she was getting ready to perform as being ‘fantastic’.
The man was under local anaesthetic for the procedure, which is often the last-resort for those embarrassed by a fungal nail.
Miss Foot Fixer wiped a yellow dye over the grim nails. She then poked around with a sharp tool and scraped away material at the bottom of the nail.
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At the end of the procedure, Miss Foot Fixer turned to the patient and said: ‘Well, that was fun.’ He replied: ‘Is that it?’
‘Treatment can be tricky and often involves applying treatment directly to the nail.
Fungal infections of the nails are also known as dermatophytic onychomycosis, or tinea unguium.
Wearing occlusive footwear or using shower stalls, bathrooms or locker rooms can increase the risk of fungal infections.
At the start, there are usually no symptoms. Later the nails may become so thick that they hurt when they press on the inside of a shoe.
Fungal infections of the nail do not clear up by themselves, but not all of them need treatment.
Sometimes very thick nails that are not likely to respond to tablets alone may have to be removed by surgeons under a local anaesthetic.
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