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A 25-year-old female asked:

I have a bad ingrown toenail on my big toe and it really hurts ... ca it heal on its own or do i have to see a doctor?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Ingrown Nail: You can typically treat ingrown toenails through lifestyle and home remedies, such as soaking your foot regularly in warm water and applying an antibiotic cream. If pain continues or there's pus or redness that seems to be spreading, see your doctor.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See a podiatrist: If it hurts that bad you need to see a doctor.

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