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could osteomyelitis be caused by long term ingrown toenail

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Foucher
29 years experience Podiatry
Yes: An ingrown toenail initially starts as an infection of the soft tissue, but if left untreated it can spread and penetrate into the bone and cause a bo ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Kugler
31 years experience Podiatry
Possibly: Is the bone infection close to the nail area? If so, then it may be associated. Mainly I have only seen an associated bone infection related to an in ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Yes.: Leaving an ingrown nail untreated could lead to the development of an abscess and possible underlying bone infection. Get it taken care of by a profe ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
See a doctor: You should see a doctor so that they can prescribe you some medications or treatment options that will help you.
Dr. Jonathan Posner
27 years experience Podiatry
See a Doctor: You can get a permanent nail removal and be checked for complications like a bone infection.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly: If there is a long term chronic infection over the bone, especially in the setting of immunosuppression, diabetes, or poor blood supply, it is conceiv ... Read More
Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
Any long-term: Skin infection has the ability to work its way down to bone. Some rare cases of recurrent infected ingrown toenails are due to the fact there is a sma ... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Can be: One can get osteomyelitis due to a long standing infected ingrown nail. Not all osteomyelitis is caused by ingrown toenails.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Armstrong
23 years experience Podiatry
Ingrown nail: unless it was really infected, probably not. maybe would make your toe numb.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Depends on treatment: If you do not seek treatment, then could take a long time to heal. With treatment, the 'fix' could be as little as a day or two or as much as a month ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Ingrown nail: What I do is remove it under local and remove part of the matrix which is a very quick procedure and heals quite quickly in most cases. Matrix can be ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Check with your md: After the wound looks stable it should be fine to resume exercising. Check with your surgeon but it would typically be over a 5-10 day period.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Unrelated.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Relax.: A granuloma formation, although not common, is not t so unusual that you should be too concerned. You should return to the surgeon to have it resolved ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
43 years experience Podiatry
Soaks: Warm water soaks , followed by antibiotic cream and a bandaid for 3-5 days is a typical regimen.

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