A 47-year-old member asked:
What do you advise if i want help with an ingrown toe nail?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Podiatry 13 years experience
Ingrown Nail: Nails should be cut straight across and allowed to grow past the cuticle a couple millimeters. If the ingrown nail is red, swollen, tender or has any drainage, you must be seen by a Podiatrist to have it resected appropriately.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
I would like help with an ingrown toe nail?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 36 years experience
It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
I keep having an ingrown toe nail trouble please help?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 41 years experience
See a podiatrist: If the ingrown nail keeps happening then you need to see a podiatrist to have it corrected.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Do I have to go to surgery if I want an ingrown toe nail removed?
4 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Removal is a surgery: The removal of an ingrown toenail is a surgical procedure. Depending on the doctor and where he has equipment set up, the surgical removal of a toenail can be done in a doctor's properly equipped office, in an emergency room, in a day surgery center, in a hospital, etc...
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Both of my big toes have ingrown toe nails, what should I do?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 31 years experience
See Podiatrist: For proper treatment. If very simple cases the nail can be cut to remove ingrown piece of nail by yourself. If any doubt, get it treated professionally.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
How do I fix an ingrown toe nail?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 14 years experience
In office procedure: This is generally an in office procedure. The toe is numbed with a local anesthetic and then special instruments are used to cut out the ingrown portion of the nail. Depending on the status of the ingrown nail (ie infected, chronic, etc) a permanent ablation of the cells that produce the nail to that side may be considered.
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