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how to cure infected ingrown toe nail

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
What is the cause: Several possible reasons. You may be cutting the nail incorrectly causing the problem to recur. Sometimes there may be a hereditary predisposition fo ... Read More
Dr. Brandon Macy
41 years experience Podiatry
Because the nail: Grows back exactly in the same way each time. If the nail borders are curled in, when they get to be a certain length they cause pressure at the tip ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Nail spicule: The root may be damaged causing the nail to repeatedly in grow i suggest you have a permanent procedure performed.
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A 11-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Toe problem: I am making the assumption that this was not submitted by an 11 year (even though demographic shows this is being asked by an 11 year old). Just see ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
Not by itself: Anti fungals of any type will only help if the infection is fungal. Even then that would only be part of the answer. The ingrown nail must still be ... Read More
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Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
Most likely NOT...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. Soak to soften the area and try to get it free. If you can't ge ... Read More
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
No: Ingrown portion of nail must be rmoved or cut away. Antibiotics may be necessary as well.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
24 years experience Family Medicine
Cotton to the rescue: This is a link to a method that I use in my clinic and show to my patients routinely. http://m.wikihow.com/get-rid-of-ingrown-toenails an old coun ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
41 years experience Internal Medicine
see your doctor: If it is infected avoid putting anything foreign on it. Your doctor will help youremove the part of the nail ingrown as well as prescribe any necessa ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Professional Help.: Slightly infected nails can blossom into severely infected nails rather quickly. If the nail is ingrown, then the best solution is to have it evaluate ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
You're : You're describing something called a pyogenic granuloma. It's not all that uncommonly associated with an infected ingrown toenail. When an ingrown t ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
INFECTED TOENAIL: INFECTED INGROWN TOENAIL. YOU PROBABLY NEED AN ANTIBIOTIC! SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. MEANWHILE, SOAK YOUR FOOT IN SOME FAIR ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Visit Dr: ingrown toenail best treated by Dr. visit in person
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