A 21-year-old female asked:
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how do i prevent the return of an ingrown toenail?

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Dr. Marshall Solomon
47 years experience Podiatry
Keep nail grooves so: Keep your nail grooves (side of nails) soft by utilizing moisturizer or cream/lotion daily.
Answered on May 15, 2013
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Ingrown nail : The patient cannot prevent an ingrown nail from returning. Seek the care of a podiatrist.
Answered on Apr 25, 2015
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Dr. Thomas Graziano
38 years experience Podiatry
Ingrown toenail: Permanent removal of an ingrown toenail involves an office procedure under local anesthesia. Once the nail border is removed the matrix (root) of the nail is cauterized usually with a chemical (phenol). The ingrown nail should not grow back after this is performed.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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See below: Proper nail care, trim the nails straight across and then use a file to round the edges.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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See below: Make sure you do not cut your nails to short, cut them straight across and then round the corners with an emory board.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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See below: Cut the nail straight across and then use a file to round the edges.
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Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
See dermatologist: There are several causes for ingrown toenails from improper shoes to skin infections. Sometimes these nails need surgical narrowing.

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