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What is an ingrown nail

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
36 years experience Wound care
Painful nail: If you are suffering from an ingrown nail, start to soak it in warm water with one tablespoon of salt and add a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. Soak ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: Pain, swelling, drainage.
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
12 years experience Podiatry
Keep clean.: Follow the directions given to you by the doctor who removed the ingrown nail. Usually, those instructions consist of keeping it clean, and possibly u ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
Ingrown portion: Needs to be cut out soaking and antibiotic cream/ointment may be of some help but problem will not resolve unless ingrown portion of nail is removed. ... Read More
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A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
28 years experience Dermatology
Ingrown nails: It is not a good idea to remove an ingrown nail by oneself. Cutting the nail incorrectly can cause the nail to become even more ingrown. More importan ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Nail care: It may help to soaking your foot in warm water and epsom salt, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ointment t ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Tender: Well my personal experience is that it hurts during the anesthetic injection, but thereafter, there is mild discomfort for several days. Your activiti ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Take care of it.: 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: Use a cuticle stick to push the skin away from the nail. Make sure you cut your nails straight across & then use a file to round the edge.

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