A 46-year-old member asked:
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how could i prevent from getting ingrown toenails?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Make sure you do not cut your nails to short, cut them straight across and then round the corners with an emory board.
Answered on Feb 6, 2019
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Keep nails: Cut but not too short. Do not wear shoes that are too tight.
Answered on Oct 25, 2012
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Proper care: Cut nails straight across and not down sides or too short below skin. Wear proper fitting shoes.
Answered on Mar 21, 2016
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Dr. David Sire
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See dermatologist: There are several causes for ingrown toenails from improper shoes to skin infections. Sometimes these nails need surgical narrowing.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Proper nail care, trim the nails straight across and then use a file to round the edges.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Cut the nail straight across and then use a file to round the edges.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: As the nail grows out use a cuticle stick to help push the skin away from the nail so that it does not dig into the skin.

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