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How to numb an ingrown toenail?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
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.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
41 years experience in Podiatry
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

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You don't: The podiatrist does.
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Go to your : Podiatrist you need local anesthesia. Not a good idea to try this yourself.......You potentially can make your problem much worse.
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Hot water and Epsom : Salt, ice will have very temporary numbing effects. See the foot doc and they will fix it so no more pain or problem.

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