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What will a doctor do for an infected ingrown toenail

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Remove it: With local anesthesia, may or may not prescribe an antibiotic depending on how long its been there and how bad it is.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
22 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Ingrown toenails typically do not resolve on there own without treatment. Save your money on over the counter remedies.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Warm soak: You can try to soak it on warm water with Epsom salt. This kind of thing can however get worse, and often needs to be lanced, or have a portion if the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Stained: There is nothing to do. It will fall off or stay stained. Next time see a podiatrist or primary care doctor.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Time for re-visit: This is a common initial management often done along with soaks. If he is worse take him back.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
Yes: However, a podiatrist does this day and day out. I would highly recommend you see a podiatrist.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Dr. Nina Hall answered
Specializes in General Surgery
See md: Unless you have md or np behind your name, recommend allowing your md to evaluate and make antibiotic recommendations based on severity of infection:) ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
IF YOU ARE DIABETIC: doubt the infection in the ingrown toenail will cause systemic infection,or sepsis, or septicemia. unless you are diabetic or if you have a severe pe ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
No...: You risk burning yourself with the temperature of the water and chemically due to the basic ph of the bleach. Make an appointment to see a podiatrist ... Read More
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