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how to get rid of an ingrown toenail at home

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: They will give you local anesthesia and remove it.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ingrown toenail: - warm soaks and better fitting footwear - antibiotics and analgesics - matricectomy and toenail surgery ( partial or complete )
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A 56-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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Podiatrist: to really remove see a Podiatrist.. He/She will show you how to trim your toe nails properly to aviod recurrence! Hope this helps! Dr Z
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
With anesthesia: Removing the nail with anesthesia.
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 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. Robert Kornfeld
40 years experience Podiatry
Permanent treatment: The easiest way is to have what is called a partial matrixectomy. This is where the part of the nail that grows in is removed and the nail matrix (the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Visit a podiatrist: "bathroom surgery" is not recommended as it often leads to infection. Visit a podiatrist who can perform this quick procedure under guidance of local ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
See foot doctor: They specialize in this.
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 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. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Ingrown eyelash hair: Without a doubt, you should see an ophthalmologist. Your do not want to damage your eyes.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends how bad: But you might need removal of nail itself if it is really bad. Or just trimming of skin if it is not so bad. If it is infected, you might need antib ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: A podiatrist should be able to remove the ingrown nail through a small in office procedure.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a Podiatrist: It can be easily treated by removal after an injection of anesthetic.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Ingrown nail: I will assume you meant nail. The way to do that is not to do it yourself. See you podiatrist for assistance.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
14 years experience Podiatry
See podiatrist : Infected ingrown nails will need antibiotics and need to be cut out. See your doctor.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Same as toenail: Portion of nail that is ingrown must be removed.
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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sabet
41 years experience Podiatry
Prepare for war: There are only two effective methods to kill the fungus responsible for the infection. Either have laser treatment or a 90+ day course of Lamisil (te ... Read More

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