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Are ingrown toe nails hereditary

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes familial: The size and shape of toes and toenails are hereditary. If one member of a family has a toenail shape that makes it more likely to be ingrown, then a ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Not really: I do see them in multiple family generations.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
They can be: But don't have to be.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
See Podiatrist: For proper treatment. If very simple cases the nail can be cut to remove ingrown piece of nail by yourself. If any doubt, get it treated professionall ... Read More
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
14 years experience Podiatry
In office procedure: This is generally an in office procedure. The toe is numbed with a local anesthetic and then special instruments are used to cut out the ingrown porti ... Read More
Dr. Libby Putnam
12 years experience Podiatry
Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Cut nails straight: Cutting the nails straight across is always recommended. However, sometimes if the nail is slightly ingrown this won't help, you may have to carefully ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: You want to cut your nails straight across and then use a file to slightly round the edges.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
15 years experience Podiatry
Go to a Podiatrist: Find a local podiatrist that you trust. Your son likely needs some sort of antibiotic and needs to have the ingrown nails cut back.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Ingrown nail: The right thing to do is see your podiatrist . Sooner rather than waiting until there is an infection.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Ingrown toenails: Ingrown toenails, with the nail grows into and underneath the cuticle is usually due to the surrounding skin (cuticle) growing over the nail and/or im ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
15 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist : Ingrown nails come from parts of the nail digging into the skin. They must be cut out to stop the process. See tour podiatrist.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
31 years experience Dermatology
Reasons for ingrowns: This annoying condition is usually the result of clipping the corners of the big toenails so deeply and sharply that a small sharp fragment of nail is ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Mild cases of ingrown toenails can resolve without surgery. A doctor can examine an ingrown nail and talk about what should be done. In mild cases, th ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
12 years experience Podiatry
Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow ... Read More

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