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is there an over the counter numbing medicine that could be used on an ingrown toe nail

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: An ingrown nail undercuts the skin and usually is painful and can get infected. The pain is a warning that you have a problem. The nails need trimmi ... Read More
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
No: Over the counter numbing medications do not penetrate deep enough to affect the nerves that supply the entire digit.
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A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It should not: show up in a urine tox screen.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Sensation: You had an ingrown toenail and the local anesthetic worked well. 2 weeks later it still feels numb. Chech this for sensation. If you can feel hot a ... Read More
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
It might: Sometimes the injection can hit the nerve and cause some injury. Usually, it is temporary but can take weeks or months to heal.Rarely, are the change ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: And let them remove it for you.
A 34-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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
12 years experience Podiatry
Ingrown Nail: Nails should be cut straight across and allowed to grow past the cuticle a couple millimeters. If the ingrown nail is red, swollen,  tender or has any ... Read More
A 41-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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
42 years experience Podiatry
Needs care: its very hard to determine what's going on from the information you have given. I'd recommend you have it checked out
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Paronychia: Most ingrown toenails or fingernails get infected very quickly and an abscess (the greenish or white pus) forms very easily. I have never had one of t ... Read More
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A 47-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. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometime ... Read More

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