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Can You Get An Ingrown Toenail On Your Index Toe
Homecare: If there are no signs of infection you can soak the toe in warm water with epsom salt to soften the area and then pack a small piece of cotton under the nail edge. This may lift the nail away from the skin to avoid needing removal of the toenail edge. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Have a DPM check it: Chronic ingrown toenails are painful but put you at risk for developing infections. Self treatment can actually result in more damage to the underlying nail bed and result in creating more of a chronic problem. Consider having a podiatrist check it and remove either the part of the nail that is bothering you or the whole nail. This is an in-office procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can you get an ingrown toe nail to change it's direction of growth without having to go to the doctor?
I am not sure you: Can. I have see in textbooks some place a small "v" shaped wedge in the middle of the toenail in hopes the outer portions grow into the middle. I am not sure i believe this actually happens. A podiatrist when fixing the nail does not make the nail change direction, rather, he decreases the width of the toenail itself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Co-morbidity: In the population over 65, amputations are preceded by wounds on the feet and toes, such as a neglected ingrown toenail. This age group has co morbidity, (additional diagnoses) such as vascular disease and neuropathy. So don't ignore an ingrown toenail, especially if you are older. They are easily treated in the office of any surgeon, podiatrist and many primary care docs, or an urgent care. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You will have pain: Due to poorly fitted narrow tipped shoes outer edge of nail big toe grows into flesh, causing pain, aggravates by wearing shoes.Some times you can see red flesh, pus at the edge of nail. It is time to see your dpm or md ( most of md s do not perform toe nail surgery ) to help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes - plantar wart: Warts can appear almost anywhere on the skin. There are many different types actually. What you describe sounds like a plantar wart - that you may have acquired walking barefoot in public baths/swimming pools/shower areas? Warts can easily be treated though and there are a number of over-the-counter remedies that can be tried. A doc with liquid nitrogen or a dermatologist can help too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not the right choice: Ingrown toenails can be temporarily 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. If you have continued pain, redness or drainage, get it looked at by a professional as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed and you may need antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If the callous: Is on top of the toe usually the toe is bending and your shoe rubs on it. If you decide to have surgery then the toe will get straightened. If between toes, often all that is needed is to remove the nub of bone hat protrudes. ...Read more
Podiatrist: I am a podiatrist so I am biased. Podiatrist go to collage for 4 years, podiatric medical school for 4 years and then a 3 year residency. They treat the feet and the structures that affect the feet (calf and in ga treat up to the hip). That is what they do and they are good at it. They are doctors of the feet and ankle. Do not go to a podiatrist for your cold or heart condition etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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