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What are ways to get rid of an ingrown toe nail?

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser answered

Specializes in Podiatry

See a podiatrist: A podiatrist should be able to remove the ingrown nail through a small in office procedure.

Answered 11/10/2012

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Dr. Corinne Kauderer answered

Specializes in Wound care

Ingrown nails: Ingrown nails are caused by either an overgrowth of the nail or of the skin. It can also be caused by someone improperly cutting the nail. Your best bet is to see a podiatrist who will take care of you.

Answered 4/1/2019

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Dr. Libby Putnam answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics.

Answered 12/10/2013

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