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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Ingrown Toenail (Definition)

Also called onychocryptosis, this condition occurs when the margin of the nail impinges into the flesh (nail fold) on either side of the nail or even the end of the nail. This can lead to violation of the skin (paronychia) and open you up to infections. These are painful and can easily be treated ...Read more


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Both of my big toes have ingrown toe nails, what should I do?

Both of my big toes have ingrown toe nails, what should I do?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do I prevent ingrown toe nails?

How do I prevent ingrown toe nails?

Cut nails straight: Cutting the nails straight across is always recommended. However, sometimes if the nail is slightly ingrown this won't help, you may have to carefully cut the corner on a slant. Be careful not to cut any skin. ...Read more

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Can I do anything to prevent ingrown toe nails?

Can I do anything to prevent ingrown toe nails?

Yes: Some people do have success with placing small cotton between the nail and nail fold.
You can cut the toenail on a slight angle if it would otherwise grow in. If this is a chronic problem a podiatrist can permenately remove the ingrowing portion of the ingrown nail. This is a simple in office procedure. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! i might have ingrown toe nails?

Need doctor's help! i might have ingrown toe nails?

Ingrown nail: The right thing to do is see your podiatrist . Sooner rather than waiting until there is an infection. ...Read more

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Why do you get ingrown toe nails?

Many reasons: It could be from injury it could be from cutting your nails incorrectly, it could be from tight socks or tight shoes. ...Read more

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How do you treat ingrown toe nails?

How do you treat ingrown toe nails?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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What causes ingrown toe-nails to form?

What causes ingrown toe-nails to form?

Reasons for ingrowns: This annoying condition is usually the result of clipping the corners of the big toenails so deeply and sharply that a small sharp fragment of nail is left. As the nail grows, this sharp spear is jabbed into the nail-fold, breaking the skin and instantly becoming a foreign body. The body attacks, and the rest is history. Treatment consists of removing the fold of skin and the spear. ...Read more

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Can ingrown toe nails resolve on their own?

Can ingrown toe nails resolve on their own?

Not usually: Most toenails require help to grow out or will need removal. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat ingrown toe nails?

What are some ways to treat ingrown toe nails?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of ingrown toe nails?

How can I get rid of ingrown toe nails?

See a foot doctor: There are minor in office surgical procedures to fix this. ...Read more

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Think i might have ingrown toe nails, they're extremely painful. How do I get rid of this?

Think i might have ingrown toe nails, they're extremely painful. How do I get rid of this?

Ingrown nail: See your podiatrist who will describe the procedure for removal of ingrown nails. These can be very painful with every step you take. The relief with excision of an ingrown is very welcome ! good luck. ...Read more

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Will anti-fungal cream help with ingrown toe-nails?

No: This is a different process. Ingrown toenails are a nail issue where the borders grow into or impinge on the nail borders. ...Read more

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Ingrown toenail i smashed my big toe and the nail eventuality fell off but it's curling inwards, is there anything i can do?

Damaged nail: After you damage your nail, you have to be careful of ingrown toenails and weakly growing nails. Try to take an oral compound of zinc with biotin to help with the nail growth. Also apply a small amount of a topical antibiotic around the cuticle to help prevent an infection. See a podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more

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I had an ingrown toenail and tried the nail bracing technique to life it and relieve the pressure. Now I have discoloration in the corner of my toe.

I had an ingrown toenail and tried the nail bracing technique to life it and relieve the pressure. Now I have discoloration in the corner of my toe.

Separation anxiety.: Discoloring of the nail can be caused by several things. Your history narrows the possibilities. An examination would simplify getting to the real problem. Having said that, more than likely the color change is either due to air getting under the nail or the effects of a fungal infection starting in the corner area of the nail. Both can occur when the plate is separated from the underlying bed. ...Read more

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What will happen when i go to a podiatrist who operated on my ingrown toenail a few months ago toe still soar nail hasn't grown back just still soar?

He will fix it: Sometimes a more definitive procedure is necessary when an ingrown returns. Don't worry, in the end you will feel better ...Read more

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Had ingrown toenail on big toe,removed it. where toenail came off nail bed it wont grow back.i have half toenail on big toe.why won't it grow back.Ty?

In the Details.: Some toenail surgeries will allow the toenail to regrow. But, there are procedures that permanently stop the nail from regrowing. This variation is usually explained before the surgery is done and your consent given. Having said that, some times the nail root is stunted during the nail removal procedure. This can temporarily slow regrowth of the involved nail. You might check with the surgeon. ...Read more

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How to stop granulation tissue of toenail I am 53 non-diabetic healthy female with chronic ingrown toe-nail, which i usually manage conservatively. About 10 days ago it became infected and formed an area of pus, which has drained and now appears to be he

See a Podiatrist: Granulation tissue forms from a chronic ingrown toenail. In order to stop it, the offending painful nail border must be removed and the area where the nail is produced must be chemically cauterized. This is a very simple office procedure which takes five minutes and is painless under local anesthesia.

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How can I get rid of ingrown toe nails? I have major problems with ingrown toenails, i clip them out only to have them back in a short period of time.

How can I get rid of ingrown toe nails? I have major problems with ingrown toenails, i clip them out only to have them back in a short period of time.

Ingrown nails: Many times, ingrown nails are actually caused by a deformity at the nail root or matrix. If you have had to remove them several times, chances are some type of surgical procedure would need to be done to stop the nail from growing at that border. It is a simple procedure and has very good outcomes. ...Read more

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Hi my big toes both feel like they have a ingrown toenail however when i clip my nails the pain only fades for a day or so.. It feels like needles sti?

Hi my big toes both feel like they have a ingrown toenail however when i clip my nails the pain only fades for a day or so.. It feels like needles sti?

Easy to treat.: If you really think about it, all nails are technically, ingrown. It takes some level of trauma to the toes or just the tincture of time to make the ingrown nature of the nails become symptomatic. Aging, inappropriate cutting, infection and many other considerations could be responsible. To remove all doubt, have your nails evaluated to see just how you can be helped. ...Read more

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Did my ingrown toenail develop into a skin abscess? I've always had irritation from ingrown toenails. Lately, I have even more redness and swelling on my toe near the nail. I clipped the nail several days ago there is still swelling. I actually went to my

Did my ingrown toenail develop into a skin abscess? I've always had irritation from ingrown toenails. Lately, I have even more redness and swelling on my toe near the nail. I clipped the nail several days ago there is still swelling. I actually went to my

Yes: This probably developed into an abscess. You will need to go to your podiatrist to get this taken care of. This is very routine and will be done in the office. They will numb your toe and remove the side of the nail and clean out the infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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Did my ingrown toenail develop into a skin abscess? I've always had irritation from ingrown toenails. Lately, I have even more redness and swelling on my toe near the nail. I clipped the nail several days ago there is still swelling. I actually went to my

Did my ingrown toenail develop into a skin abscess? I've always had irritation from ingrown toenails. Lately, I have even more redness and swelling on my toe near the nail. I clipped the nail several days ago there is still swelling. I actually went to my

Probably: The nail is considered dirty. If it actually breaks the skin you usually get an infection. This can become an abscess if not treated. There may also be a spicule present under the skin that you can not see or get to. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Help! My new toe nail is not growing back after partial ingrown toenail surgery?

First confirm : That the doc did not perform a permenant procedure, second be p alient toenails grow approximately 1mm per month. It takes time for a nail to regrow. ...Read more

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Several ingrown toenail removal surgeries on same big toe. Very tiny nail left - really ugly and embarassing. Are there fake toenails?

Yes: Many have total removal of nail and replace it with fake nails. Places where pedicures are done do it and some podiatrists do it as well. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more