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A 42-year-old member asked:

what can i do for a chronic ingrown toenail?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Johnnie Alston
Podiatry 15 years experience
Remove the nail: You can have all or part of the nail permanently removed.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
It can be corrected: Permanently. A procedure called a matrixectomy, often performed with phenol as a cauterizing agent (p&a) can be done to remove the affected side of the nail and prevent that portion of nail from returning altogether. It is typically performed in the office in less than 20 minutes, healing is fairly quick, not very painful and it is highly successful.

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A 28-year-old female asked:

I have a lump on the top of my foot and it hurts and I don't know why?

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Do certain types of shoes cause smelly feet? Like sandals?

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