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A 44-year-old member asked:

what to do if i may have an ingrown toenail?

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Dr. David Hettinger
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.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Also additional use of liquid phenol to the nail area is indicated. I experienced the personally!
Apr 13, 2016
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Nail care: The ingrown part of the nail is not always visible. Try soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ointment to temporarily soften the corners. If you have redness and drainage, get it looked at by a professional, as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed.

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