A 35-year-old member asked:
i dug too much into my toenail. should i be concerned?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Podiatry 28 years experience
Only if it gets : Infected.....
A 36-year-old member asked:
7 doctor answers • 15 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Mild, moderate, bad?: Mild cases of ingrown toenails can resolve without surgery. A doctor can examine an ingrown nail and talk about what should be done. In mild cases, the sharp piece of the nail may be encouraged to grow over the skin or next to the skin, instead of into the skin. After a couple of weeks, that corner of the toenail might be ok.
A 49-year-old member asked:
How can I treat an ingrowing toenail?
7 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 46 years experience
Cotton: Cotton between nail and skin can separate skin until nail grows out. If however this does not work a podiatrist can cut back the nail to relieve the pressure. If this is a chronic or recurrent problem they can perform a phenol matrixectomy where the side of nail is permanently narrowed to prevent future problems.
A 47-year-old member asked:
How long until my black toenail falls off and a new one starts growing?
4 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 41 years experience
Approximately 1 year: Depending on how it was injured it may take up to 1 year for the nail to fully grow out.
La Canada Flintridge, CA
A 29-year-old male asked:
I have an infected toenail (picture included). Is there a way to fix this on my own or do I need to see a podiatrist?
5 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 14 years experience
See a physician: If infected it is time to see a podiatrist that can evaluate the infection and perform an in office procedure to assist in alleviating the ingrown nail.
A 18-year-old female asked:
How do you know if your toenail is ingrown?
4 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Pain : Pain redness sides of nail.
Last updated May 10, 2014
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