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how to cut out an ingrown toenail at home

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Soak.......: Soak, soak, soak, soak and then try to trim away the sharp piece of nail that is causing the problem.

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
13 years experience Podiatry
Ingrown toenail: You can try to treat an ingrown toenail at home by trying to remove the part of the nail that is pressing into the skin. You will also need to apply a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You can try : Soaking in hot water to make the nail soft then cut the edge on a small slant. However, most often more of the nail needs to be removed and this could ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
In order 2-: -avoid serious complications seek care from a podiatrist.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
One mean ingrown.: Some ingrown toenails can be treated at home by simple soaking to soften the nail, followed by trimming the offending corner. But, there are ingrown t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
23 years experience Dermatology
Yes but...: It's possible to get out an ingrown toenail. What you want to do is trim that part of the toenail that is digging into your skin so the pain goes awa ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Soak, topical meds: But you need to see a podiatrist to remedy the problem. Don't wait. It only gets worse.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Keep it clean : Try warm water soaks twice daily with a little betadine in the water. Keep a bandaid on the open area. Also, wear a shoe that does not put pressur ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Soak the foot in : Warm to hot water so the nail softens and cautiously try and trim the nail away from the skin. My strong advice is to go to the podiatrist as often ti ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
See Podiatrist: A professional should examine it and assess situation. Any remaining infection will be treated and measures can be taken to prevent recurrence. If thi ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
25 years experience Podiatry
Walking: Yes you can walk after an ingrown toenail procedure. However it is adviseable to keep foot elevated for 12 hrs to reduce bleeding.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: This will be a long process since it takes almost 1 year to grow the toenail from base to tip. I would recommend a daily use of a liquid antifungal a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Ingrown nail: The best way to remove an ingrown nail from home is not to do it. To many complications like leaving a spicule that you can't see, infections etc. Se ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Infected/inflammed: Red, hot, swollen and drainage (inflammation) are normal signs of healing and in fact, not bad but are integral to healing. If infected, the wound sh ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Abscess: An abscess is a collection of pus in the body. Signs would include, swelling, redness, pain, and possible drainage. If you are concerned, i would ad ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Local anesthesia: This is performed by a qualified health professional: ie a podiatrist in order to properly be able to remove ingrown portion of toenail which otherwis ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: But there would need to be special circumstances since this is usually a simple procedure under local anesthesia.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: The toenail will usually only come off it there is blood under the nail. If the blood is not released then the pressure will separate the nail from t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Have a DPM check it: Chronic ingrown toenails are painful but put you at risk for developing infections. Self treatment can actually result in more damage to the underlyi ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: There are many good wart removers that can be bought from the pharmacy.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
15 years experience Podiatry
Infection: Yes, if the ingrown nail causes an infection that goes untreated particularly in a diabetic, smoker, or someone who is immunocompromised, amputation c ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: You might make the problem worse trying to dig them out yourself in terms of increased pain or infection. A podiatrist can give you fast pain relie ... Read More
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