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A 32-year-old member asked:

what symptoms might mimic an ingrown toenail?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Symptoms :: Pain with or without touch, redness or swelling in area. Drainage/pus. Enlarged of skin around nail. Other conditions such as neuropathy or vascular disease may make you feel as if you have an ingrown toenail.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Thick nail: Incurvated nail edge. Gout bone spur under the nail. I suggest you see your podiatrist.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Remedy for ingrown toenail?

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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 24 years experience
A good podiatrist : A good podiatrist can show you proper nail care and offer more permanent solutions if necessary.
A 20-year-old member asked:

How do I treat an ingrown toenail?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Podiatrist: For mild ingrown toenail trim back nail and pack with cotton. For infected nail the inflammed tissue may need to be professionally removed by a foot doctor. If this is a recurrent problem there is an in office acid procedure which narrows the nail and prevents recurrences.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What happens when you leave an ingrown toenail for too long?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Any pain: Long standing ingrown toenails most likely is due to poorly fitted shoes narrow at the toe box.If you are able to put up with needless pain nothing will happen, if you have infection , pus coming out of edge of nail , then will have all the complication of septic focus in the body, if you have implanted devices, defective heart valves, vascular grafts they get infected , could be lethal.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What should I do when the other side of my ingrown toenail starts hurting as well?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Change the shoes: Most likely your shoes are tight, narrow at toes, use wider shoes.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Ingrown toenail, but no money. What should I try?

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Dr. Helen Mabry
General Surgery 23 years experience
Soaking: Soak your foot in warm water twice a day. Wear comfortable shoes that do not pinch or squeeze your toes.

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