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Epsom Salt Ingrown Toenail
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
Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?
I have ingrown pubic hairs , I was prescribed bacitracin. I was wondering what does any discharge mean and can I use Epsom salt at all?
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?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
My toe nail got ripped off to heal it faster soaking it in warm water + epsom salt mixture Does it help to heal the wound? is epsom salt good to use ?
Yes: This is an old tried method which seem to work well ...Read more
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
Throbbing pain and pus coming out of toe nail after cutting it, would anyone recommended soaking it with epsom salt and cleaning it with savlon?
Yes, you could: But it would be best to see a podiatrist to have it properly cared for and to have antibiotics prescribed. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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