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A 22-year-old female asked:

could an ingrown toenail cause my foot to become and stay numb for long periods of time?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Armstrong
Podiatry 23 years experience
Ingrown nail: unless it was really infected, probably not. maybe would make your toe numb.
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 13 years experience
It shouldn't: A lot of swelling from an ingrown toenail could cause some temporary numbness. If it lasts more than a few days you should see a podiatrist.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

I have an ingrown toenail on my dominant foot. How can I fix it fast?

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Dr. James DeMeo
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 29 years experience
Ingrown: You should seek medical attention for this, because more often than not the nail needs to be cut out. In the mean time soak your toe in warm water and epson salt and apply Bacitracin and cover with a band aid until you can see a doctor.

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Last updated Apr 24, 2016

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