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Can You Get An Ingrown Toenail On Your Index Toe
Any toe: If you have a nail, it can become ingrown. ...Read more
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
Hi! So my toenails are very short and I cannot grow them out at all. I tend to get ingrown toenails frequently and the skin on the corners of my big toe are very thick. Is that normal?
See a podiatrist: If you are constantly getting ingrown nails, seek out a podiatrist. It is a simple procedure to correct. ...Read more
Ingrown toenail: Start soaking 3x/day and apply topical neosporin. If it does not improve in a few days then see your doctor ...Read more
Does md remove ingrown toenails or should I just get a referral for a podiatrist for ingrown toe nail?
Depends ont the Dr.: It depends on the doctor. Some do and some don't. However, almost all podiatrist should remove toenails. ...Read more
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
See your podiatrist: Sounds like you might have an infection. The ingrown part of the nail probably has to be removed. ...Read more
I keep getting ingrown toenails. I have had minor surgery 3 times on my toes and major surgery done once. They are very painful. What should I do?
Ingrown toe nail: Ingrown toe nails do hurt. You have had a reoccurring toe nail that has been treated and yet it comes back. You will need to see a podiatrist and have a partial matrixectomy (kill the part of the tissue that grows the nail). That should take care of it. ...Read more
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 more
It is recommended: Just squeeze a line of Orajel along the cuticle and let soak for 2 or 3 minutes and the pain is gone. Since the active ingredient, benzocaine, is actually a topical local anesthetic, it numbs the area where it is applied, and prevents those nerves from sending signals to the brain. ...Read more
Toenail aftercare: That depends on what type of surgery you had for the ingrown toe nail. Most of the time, that type of surgery requires some soaking of the toe following surgery. In some cases however, there are sutures in place and the toe needs to be kept dry. With any surgical procedure you should have received written instructions on your aftercare. You need to contact your provider for clarification. ...Read more
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I have 2 ingrown toenail. The one on my right toe healed on its own. How can I help heal this annoying toenail monster?
Nail care: 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 more
Is ingrown toenail common? And what happens if I wait to long will I lose my toe I done want to because I have baseball coming up!!!
Go to foot doc: Get it fixed and enjoy your baseball season. ...Read more
I have ingrown toenails on every toe. They are so bad that I can't cut them, and around them is purple. They are also swollen. How do I stop them?
Get them trimmed: They are probably just incurvated and difficult for you to trim. Getting them done by a Podiatrist maybe be very simple for the doc and probably painless for you if that's the case ...Read more
I think I had an ingrown toenail. For the most part it's stop hurting. What do I do about the flamed skin that is covering my toe more the. Usual?
Treatment: Based on what you describe, you may still require antibiotics or even toe nail removal. See a doctor for further evaluation. Good health. ...Read more
I have a recurring issue of an ingrown toenail on the big toes of my feet. What options are there to fix this?
Shoes or foot type: If your toenail is chronically ingrown. You may have flat feet or your shoes may not give u enough room. Pointy shoes do come with their challenges. I would advise you go to a podiatrist so they can discuss the possible causes ...Read more
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
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
I have had ingrown toenails on both big toes for 6 months now. Really getting painful. What is te best way to remove ingrown toenails?
Toe does not look normal but puffy and reddish at the corner. Is this a sign of an ingrown toenail?
Ingrown: Yes, this could be the sign of an ingrown toe nail, but it could also be several other things as well. You should seek medical attention to find out exactly what it is. ...Read more
Follow RIPE: rest, -:
Ice, pain meds (like NSAIDs) and elevate, as much as possible. Soaking in warm water can be helpful.
If its obviously infected, U will need some Antibiotics from your PCP.
Seeing an Orthopedist or a Podiatrist for definitive treatment will help.
Good Luck and Happy Holidays. ...Read more
Re: ingrown Toenail: If you are diabetic, make and appointment to see a healthcare professional immediately. Be alert for signs of infection including redness swelling and drainage (fluid or pus). A portion or the entire nail may need to be removed by the doctor (under local anesthesia in a clean/aseptic environment of course). Good luck. ...Read more
Skin around toe black 2months after ingrown toenail removal. Is that normal or should I go back to dr?
Go back: It is always good idea to go back. If the dr. Used a chemical to "destroy" the root of your nail, then it may be okay. However, getting it checked out should put both your mind and the dr's at ease. ...Read more
My toe has swelled and has pus or some other discharge coming out of it. I think it is an ingrown toenail.?
Infection: Most likely infected. May have started with an ingrown toenail but more serious problem now. You need to see your doctor, have the toe evaluated, cultured, and start an oral and topical antibiotic. In the meanwhile, keep it clean, minimize activity, avoid tight fitting shoes, apply an otc antibiotic such as polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or neosporin. ...Read more
Professional ballet dancer with ingrown toenail on big toe growing sideways, what can be done as I have to dance?
Excise nail spicule: It has to go or it will get more annoying and possibly locally infected given your activity. It may be just a simple tiny piece but that's all it takes... ...Read more
The outside edges of both of my big toes are numb. Why is this? I suffer from chronic ingrown toenails, could this play a part?
I got a painful ingrown toenail, so I had to cut a tiny bit of skin on my toe to remove it and now it won't stop bleeding. How do I make it stop?
Apply pressure.: A few minutes of application of pressure will usually stop the bleeding. ...Read more
I had an ingrown toenail removed about 3 weeks ago, however, I randomly feel stabbing pain on the side of my toe where I had the toenail removed.?
Random act of pain.: First of all, there are several commonly used procedures to remove an ingrown toenail. Since the pain is random, things are probably fine. Some procedures need more time than others to completely resolve post-operatively. You might start keeping tabs on just how many occurrences of pain you have, and that the episodes are occurring less and further apart. If not, then you need to call the surgeon. ...Read more
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