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A 18-year-old female asked:

how can i treat my ingrown toenail at home?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
By calling your DPM: If your DPM makes house call . Or try first soaking your feet in warm water , wear loose shoes and see if it helps , most likely you need a visit to your Podiatrist
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Best to see a POD.
Jun 30, 2015
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
Podiatry 14 years experience
Ingrown toenail: You can try to treat an ingrown toenail at home by trying to remove the part of the nail that is pressing into the skin. You will also need to apply antibiotic ointment and soak in epsom salts and warm water. If the pain persists then you will need to see your podiatrist for evaluation.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Nail care...: Ingrown toenails can be 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. One should always try to cut the nails strait across to avoid leaving an embedded nail spicule. If pain or redness continues get it looked at by a professional.

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