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What causes an ingrown toenail?

What causes an ingrown toenail?

See below. : Most commonly nail being cut too short or incorrectly. Toenails should normally be cut straight across and not with rounded corners. They should not be cut lower than skin. Other common causes are trauma, tight shoes or heredity. Some congenitial conditions or syndromes may cause this as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Lucido
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Surgical Removal Of A Fingernail Or Toenail (Definition)

Local anesthetic is administered to numb the toe, then a nail splitter is used to cut a portion of the nail. The nail section is removed and then a chemical applied to cauterized the tissue. This will stop the nail from growing back. An antiseptic and ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

What is the best treatment for  ingrown toenails?

See a podiatrist: The podiatrist can examine the toe and may be able to trim the nail properly for you and recommend a topical medication to avoid recurrence or may recommend a more definitive treatment. Depending on the chronicity of your ingrown toenails, you may want to have the edge of the nail plate removed temporarily or permanently. Both procedure are done in-office with little to no down-time. ...Read more

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Treating an Ingrown Toenail (Checklist)

Make sure your shoes aren't too tight
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Have it evaluated by your podiatrist if there are signs of infection
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See a podiatrist if pain persists or doesn't improve
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How do I prevent ingrown toenails ?

How do I prevent ingrown toenails ?

See below: Proper nail care, trim the nails straight across and then use a file to round the edges. ...Read more

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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

Scrub commonly affected areas with a loofah
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Allow hair to grow out in areas you shave
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Wear clothing that does not cause irritation
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Remedy for ingrown toenail?

A good podiatrist : A good podiatrist can show you proper nail care and offer more permanent solutions if necessary. ...Read more

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What causes ingrown toenails?

Several things: Injury, improper cutting of toenails, tight shoes. ...Read more

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Can ingrown toenail removal hurt?

Can ingrown toenail removal hurt?

YES...but not much: Excising the ingrown nail is usually done under local anesthesia. The digital nerve is blocked with an injection of local anesthetic. The initial pinprick can be felt, but if the injection is done gently there's only a brief discomfort. Once the toe is numb, the nail can be removed. Once the numbness recedes, there can be some mild soreness. Good luck. ...Read more

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How painful is ingrown toenail removal?

It depends: Some ingrown toenail removal procedures are performed without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. Your physician may use a cold spray to minimize the discomfort from the injection. The discomfort experienced from the injection will depend on your pain tolerance and the presence and severity of the infection if present. Following the injection, the procedure should be painless. ...Read more

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Is ingrown toenail surgery painful?

Ingrown nails...: The surgical part of it will be painless if you are anesthetized properly. Getting an injection to numb up the toe isn't the most comfortable feeling, however it only lasts for a few seconds then the rest of the removal is pain-free. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ingrown toenails?

What are the symptoms of ingrown toenails?

Infection: Swelling, redness and drainage with possible abnormal growth of the nailplate. ...Read more

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Can torn nails cause ingrown toenail?

Es: As the ragged toenail grows out it gets caught in the skin and becomes ingrown. ...Read more

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How can I treat ingrown toenails?

See your podiatrist: There are many ways that ingrown nails can be treated. I do not recommend you doing it yourself or going to nail salon and having them take care of it. A podiatrist is trained in taking care of this and there are many treatment options that are available. ...Read more

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Infected to an ingrown toenail...Cure?

Infected to an ingrown toenail...Cure?

Careful /Caution: Infected ingrown toenails can be serious. Usually caused by impropper cutting of nails or breaking off corners. Cut toe nails straight across. If infected, try lifting up the corner& packing a small amount of cotton under the nail. Soak in soapy water & dry well & apply antibiotic oint. Wear open toed footwear. If pus & streakng see md or podiatrist for eval. Many need a procedure & antibio. ...Read more

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What causes ingrown toenails?

Several things: Injury, improper cutting of toenails, tight shoes. ...Read more

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I'm getting my ingrown toenail treated in a few days. What is the duration of the treatment process?

Depends: Treatment of ingrown nail consist of toe- ring block ( local anasthetic) followed by partial or total nail excision and debridement. This process can range between 15 to 45 min. ...Read more

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What is the best way of treating an ingrown toenail?

What is the best way of treating an ingrown toenail?

Needs treatment: An ingrown toenail is caused by a nail spicule grownig into the skin. This piece of nail must be removed in order for the nail to heal. In many cases the spicule is in the back or middle of the nail border. If this is the case it would be very difficult and painful for you to try and remove yourself. You can even make it worse if the you do not get out all of the nail spicule. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. John Berryman
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Vicks Vaporub Applied To Toenails (Definition)

Toenail fungus can be hard to treat, and takes a long time to improve. During pregnancy, oral medicines to treat toenail fungus are not recommended. A common home remedy is to apply Vicks vaporub to the affected toenails every ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more