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should i leave my ingrown toenail untreated?

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Dr. Dennis Frisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Probably not: The only time to leave it untreated is if it not painful and there is no redness or sign of infection.

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Do certain types of shoes cause smelly feet? Like sandals?

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what happens if you leave an ingrown toenail untreated?

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Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 44 years experience
Depends: If your ingrown nail is infected (red, swollen, painful, perhaps some drainage) then you should have it treated. These can progress to bigger problems ( bone infection for instance) if it is not infected it may be self limiting. If its painful i would suggest having it treated.

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