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A 33-year-old member asked:

how to numb an ingrown toenail?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Local anesthesia: This is performed by a qualified health professional: ie a podiatrist in order to properly be able to remove ingrown portion of toenail which otherwise could not be done without severe pain or done at all.
Dr. Arnold Zuckman
Podiatry 42 years experience
Anesthesia is most effectively accomplished via a nerve block at the base of the toe, not around the ingrown portion of the nail
May 7, 2014
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Cut a v in the nail: This gives it room and relief.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What over te counter cream would I use to numb an ingrown toenail?

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Better be seen by Dr: Numbing may mask a big issue with the infection.

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