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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can i tell if i have got an ingrown toenail?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Look at it: Cardinal signs of infection: pain, sweling, redness, pus....
Dr. Eric Silvers
Podiatry 27 years experience
Pain and redness: There will be swelling, pain, redness and possible discharge that is yellow or red coming from the side of the nail fold.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Onychocryptosis: An ingrown toenail occurs when the edge of the nail grows down and into the skin of the toe. There may be pain, redness, and swelling around the nail.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me why my ingrown toenail hurts a lot and what do I do?

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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 43 years experience
Ingrown toenails: Hurt! the procedure to fix it is fast, simple, easy and painless. Call a toe truck and bring your toe to a podiatrist and you'll feel better right away.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
A 16-year-old female asked:

How can I tell if I have an ingrown toenail?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
You asked!!: That shouldn't be a big problem. Ingrowns usually start with a little pain, redness and swelling. They are generally found on the corners of the big nails, but can affect any nail. Untreated, they quickly can become infected. The nail area now becomes more swollen, redder and a lot more painful. In time, drainage, including serous fluid, pus and necrosis begins to stink to high Heaven. Helped you?
A 31-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what can I do to relieve pain for my ingrown toenail?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
See foot doc: Who will remove it and may put you on an antibiotic.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how i can relieve ingrown toenail pain quickly?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 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.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Tell me about ingrown toenails?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
They hurt.: They can cause an infection if not treated.

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