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what can i do to care for an ingrown toenail?

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Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
See a podiatrist: You might make the problem worse trying to dig them out yourself in terms of increased pain or infection. A podiatrist can give you fast pain relief. If this is a recurrent issue, there are permanent procedures that keep this from bothering you again in the future.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Nail care: Ingrown toenails can be temporarily remedied through soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ointment to temporarily soften the corners. If you have continued pain, redness or drainage, get it looked at by a professional as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed and you may need antibiotics.

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What is the best way to take care of ingrown toenails?

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Ingrown Toenails: An ingrown toenail is usually caused by a nail deformity. Most individuals who have pain from an ingrown toenail try to clip it out themselves. When that happens they cause a sharp piece of nail called a spicule to develop and the spicule pierces the skin along the nail edge. That becomes very painful and sometimes becomes infected. Visit a podiatrist for the proper treatment for this problem.
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