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Ingrown r toe nail, with slight swelling. What benefit does epsom salt has anyway?

Ingrown r toe nail, with slight swelling. What benefit does epsom salt has anyway?

Decreased swelling : Epsom salt soaks help to reduce the swelling and soothe the tissue. If your ingrown toenail is chronic then you need to see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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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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Would soaking an ingrown toenail in salt water help?

Would soaking an ingrown toenail in salt water help?

Yes: Soaking does help after removal of an ingrown nail. Your podiatrist will give you written on their protocol but usually involves epsom salt. ...Read more

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Does soaking an ingrown toenail in salt water help in any way?

Draw it out: The epsom salts can draw out any pus in the area helping alleviate the swelling in the toe. You should still see a podiatrist to make sure the nail isn't digging into the skin. ...Read more

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Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?

Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?

So the : Water will initially soften the nail and the salt can help kill infection if one is present but at sametime it can also burn. Best bet is to see foot doctor because you risk further infection playing around with it. ...Read more

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Toenail ripped completely off 72 ago bleeding stopped, pain so intense can stand touching anything been soaking in epsom salt, no pus just red. Tips?

Toenail ripped completely off 72 ago bleeding stopped, pain so intense can stand touching anything been soaking in epsom salt, no pus just red.  Tips?

Nail: If the entire nail came off then there's no much for us to do, other than follow up and monitor for infection. See a podiatrist, if it gets infected (redness is an early sign) you might need a course of oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have ingrown toe nails. The tip of the big toe is very painful and the skin is white. I have fungus too. I soak them inepsom salt and triple antibiotic. Recommendations?

I have ingrown toe nails. The tip of the big toe is very painful and the skin is white. I have fungus too. I soak them inepsom salt and triple antibiotic. Recommendations?

Pain, redness.: Redness and pain along the nail border, sometimes with drainage indicates an ingrown toenail. If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. While waiting to see your doctor, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid. ...Read more

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I have a glass sliver in my foot. Is it safe to soak my foot in Epsom salt? Does Ichthammol actually work to draw the sliver out? Never used before.

I have a glass sliver in my foot. Is it safe to soak my foot in Epsom salt? Does Ichthammol actually  work to draw the sliver out? Never used before.

See a doctor: iccthymol is good for drawing the stuff out of boils. It works mostly on liquid things. Glass has a way of moving around. You do not want to wait with this. It could go deeper into your foot. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic and have a ulcer on my foot should I soak it in epsom salt? It is about 1/4 inch wide and deep

I am a diabetic and have a ulcer on my foot should I soak it in epsom salt? It is about 1/4 inch wide and deep

Wound care. : Diabetic ulcers will generally heal if you offload the area (decrease direct pressure with an insert, or a wheelchair), have your doctor trim the callus and dead tissue away on a regular basis, and if the ulcer is infected, you may need oral or IV antibiotics, depending on the severity of the infection. See your doctor for a treatment regimen. ...Read more

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My toe nail is injured & didn't drop off totally, partially is on my finger, using epsom salt & warm water & soframycin? how do i treat for fast cure?

My toe nail is injured & didn't drop off totally, partially is on my finger, using epsom salt & warm water & soframycin? how do i treat for fast cure?

Infected or not?: I am unclear as to whether your toenail is bothering you because it is infected or just not nice to look at? It should grow out again in time. Depending on your toenail growth there is a risk for it to grow back in "ingrown", which can be somewhat painful. Keep soaking and keeping it clean and avoid excessive abrasion of the exposed area and it should grow back normally in time. ...Read more

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How can I treat ingrown toenails?

How can I treat ingrown toenails?

See your podiatrist: There are many ways that ingrown nails can be treated. I do not recommend you doing it yourself or going to nail salon and having them take care of it. A podiatrist is trained in taking care of this and there are many treatment options that are available. ...Read more

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How can I treat my ingrown toenails?

Get it looked at.: Ingrown toenails can be 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. One should always try to cut the nails strait across to avoid leaving an embedded nail spicule. If pain or redness continues get it looked at by a professional. ...Read more

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How do I prevent ingrown toenails ?

See below: Proper nail care, trim the nails straight across and then use a file to round the edges. ...Read more

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How could i prevent from getting ingrown toenails?

How could i prevent from getting ingrown toenails?

Proper care: Cut nails straight across and not down sides or too short below skin. Wear proper fitting shoes. ...Read more

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How do I treat an ingrown toenail?

How do I treat an ingrown toenail?

Podiatrist: For mild ingrown toenail trim back nail and pack with cotton. For infected nail the inflammed tissue may need to be professionally removed by a foot doctor. If this is a recurrent problem there is an in office acid procedure which narrows the nail and prevents recurrences. ...Read more

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How can I dissolve an ingrown toenail?

Not the best way: Seeing a podiatrist to have it taken care of properly is the best way to resolve an ingrown toenail. Sometimes, 40-50% urea can be applied to the nail under occlusion to hydrolize (waterlog) the toenail to have it come off might be what you are thinking. ...Read more

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I have an ingrown toenail, what can I do?

I have an ingrown toenail, what can I do?

See a podiatrist: An ingrown toenail can be easily removed under local anesthesia by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have an ingrown toenail. How do I cut it?

In order 2-: -avoid serious complications seek care from a podiatrist. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

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