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Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
In order 2-: -avoid serious complications seek care from a podiatrist.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me advice you: If you think you are getting ingrown toenail try to keep clean and dry, soak it with h2o2 and warm water twice a day wear lose shoe, hopefully this wi ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
You need to: make sure that you have removed the ingrown toenail at the nail bed, or it will grow crooked again and cause the same issue later. Usually this requi ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
13 years experience Podiatry
Toenails: No. Improperly cut toenails do not always lead to ingrown toenails.
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 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience General Surgery
Hmm no: After the initial pain from needle stic to numb you up, the entire surgery is painless.Yip.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Visit a foot doctor: Have it taken care of professionally.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Nail care: Ingrown toenails can be remedied through soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ... 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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Bertolo
25 years experience Podiatry
You can't : You may be able to get some relief by soaking your foot in an epsom salt solution 2-3 times a day for 20 minutes each. If it doesn't resolve or begin ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
11 years experience Podiatry
Pain, redness.: Redness and pain along the nail border, sometimes with drainage indicates an "ingrown toenail". If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: It is a simple procedure where local anesthetic is used to numb the toe. Once numb a piece of the nail is removed from the tip of the toe to underneat ... 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
See podiatrist: You don't lose the whole nail, the doctor only removes the ingrown portion.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: And let them remove it for you.
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
It may hurt, but...: 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
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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
44 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: Ingrown toenails can be difficult to treat yourself. Many patients try to trim out the side, but usally are not able to get back far enough to get rid ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Visit a foot doc: Best help for your toe.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
13 years experience Podiatry
Toenail : The best thing you can do for a toenail after having surgery is to apply an antibiotic ointment and to soak it in epsom salts on a daily basis.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
See foot doc: Sometimes antibiotic may be sufficient, other times need partial nail avulsion.
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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