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A 46-year-old member asked:

How could i prevent from getting ingrown toenails?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
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.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Keep nails: Cut but not too short. Do not wear shoes that are too tight.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Proper care: Cut nails straight across and not down sides or too short below skin. Wear proper fitting shoes.

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A 21-year-old female asked:

How do I prevent the return of an ingrown toenail?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marshall Solomon
Podiatry 48 years experience
Keep nail grooves so: Keep your nail grooves (side of nails) soft by utilizing moisturizer or cream/lotion daily.
A 20-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of ingrown toenails?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Ingrown toenails: They can be treated surgically and then the offending portion of the nail (at the base) treated so that it doesn't grow back. Its best not to get them in the first place - buy a pair of trimmers specific for toenails - the curve is different than fingernail clippers. Avoid trimming too close which leaves a little spike that causes the ingrowning.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How do I prevent ingrown toenails ?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: Proper nail care, trim the nails straight across and then use a file to round the edges.
Dr. Scott Keith
Dr. Scott Keith commented
Podiatry 44 years experience
Cutting nails too short can improve your chances of getting an ingrown nail.
May 25, 2015
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A 22-year-old female asked:

How can I get rid of an ingrown toenail?

8 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
See a podiatrist: They will give you local anesthesia and remove it.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Any advice on how to get rid of ingrown toenail?

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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. Soak to soften the area and try to get it free. 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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