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my ingrown toenail hurts a lot!!! what can i do for the pain?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: The best thing would be to see a podiatrist and have it treated but you can try to soak the toe in warm water with Epsom salt and then when soft try to pack a small piece of cotton under the nail edge. Apply antiseptic and band aid. If infection is present that needs to be treated by a doctor.
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.

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