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how to dissolve ingrown toenail

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

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
11 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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A 40-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 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Podiatrist: For mild ingrown toenail trim back nail and pack with cotton. For infected nail the inflammed tissue may need to be professionally removed by a foot d ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
See a foot doc: ANd get it fixed.
A 38-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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
See below: Toenail should normally be cut straight across. This will help to avoid ingrown toenails as well as infection. However, if a portion of nail is growin ... Read More
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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 member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
In order 2-: -avoid serious complications seek care from a podiatrist.

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