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Get Rid Of Ingrown Toenail
See below: As long as there is no infection i would soak the toe in luke warm water with a mild liquid detergent. Dry the area and using a cuticle stick see if you can lift the piece of nail and pack a small piece of cotton under it. Apply some antiseptic and bandaid. You may be able to get the nail to grow out but monitor for any signs of infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Onychocryptosis is the medical name for ingrown toe nail. The nail can be flat or curved and still be ingrown. 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
See a Podiatrist: I woulld recommend seeing a podiatrist. The procedure to remove an ingrown toenail is done everyday by a podiatrist. The procedure is usually painless and provides immediate relief. I would not recommend bathroom surgery to remove the ingrown toenail. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Soaking: You can try soaking your toe in a warm epsom salt solution to soften it. Make sure you clean and dry it well. In many cases that will help, but often you may need to get it treated by a podiatrist. What you should not do is try to cut it out yourself. Ingrown toenails are easily infected, so if you notice it red, swollen, or giving off a discharge you need to see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Permanent treatment: The easiest way is to have what is called a partial matrixectomy. This is where the part of the nail that grows in is removed and the nail matrix (the tissue that produces the nail) is treated with a chemical to prevent regrowth. These procedures are rarely painful post-op. Some mild tenderness is usual but that subsides within a week in most cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Visit a podiatrist: "bathroom surgery" is not recommended as it often leads to infection. Visit a podiatrist who can perform this quick procedure under guidance of local anesthesia so you won't feel pain, will minimize risk of infection and can have this done permenantly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a podiatrist: Ingrown toenails can be difficult to treat yourself. Many patients try to trim out the side, but usally are not able to get back far enough to get rid of the ingrown nail. A podiatrist can do a permanant correction where it will never grow back ingrown again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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