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what can i do to eliminate an ingrown toe nail?

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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 years experience
Pain, redness.: Redness and pain along the nail border, sometimes with drainage indicates an "ingrown toenail". If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. If you can't get in to see a doctor, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Get rid of: Ingrown nail. A simple procedure in office under local and takes no more than 5 minutes to do. Either by avulsion or with matrixectomy.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Not the right choice: 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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