A 23-year-old male asked:

Ive had ingrown toenails removed 2 times in each of my big toes and they keep coming back worse. what can i have done to stop it? removing the whole nail? and could i be put to sleep, they use more needles every time and it hurts a lot?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 44 years experience
Seek a podiatrist : This type of problem is seen and treated by a podiatrist all the time. There is a very simple technique of removing the borders of the nail permanently using phenol acid. it is usually done under local anesthesia however you can be put to sleep for something like this but not recommended. in four weeks it has completely healed there’s virtually no disability associated with it.
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