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I have an ingrown toe nail

A 38-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
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Whaaaaa?: Send back to pedicurist school, nail would only be about, oh, 5' long, hope you like open-toed shoes. Do need to let it grow out, so end of nail makes ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
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No problem: If you pulled it out and got it all it should get better. Warm soapy soaks will help. If it red or there is pus or swelling you should let your doct ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends ..: If it's just inflammation around an ingrown nail, you may be able to get away with warm soaks for around 10 minutes 3-4 times per day. But if you hav ... Read More
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Home remedy: Try this: For several days in a row, soak your foot for 15 minutes in very warm water, then use the tip of a nail file to gently lift up the ingrown p ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
36 years experience Podiatry
A podiatrist: Ingrown toenails are one of the most undertreated of foot problems, and not without consequences. Untreated problems can lead to bone infection of the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: If the ingrown nail keeps happening then you need to see a podiatrist to have it corrected.
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
14 years experience Podiatry
In office procedure: This is generally an in office procedure. The toe is numbed with a local anesthetic and then special instruments are used to cut out the ingrown porti ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: And let them remove it for you.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 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. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometime ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
12 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

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