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Help Ingrown Toenail
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
Nail care: 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
Could I have help with sore ingrown toenails. I'm not sure whether to get them surgically removed but am scared it will be very painful. Is it and any advice?
Discomfort may vary: The healing rates can vary depending on the individual and on the exact type of procedure performed. There are different types of nail procedures. Discuss the recovery time with your surgeon who will be performing your surgery. If you have had repeated recurrence of the ingrown nails it may be good idea to have them removed permanently. Post op pain is usually only temporary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No...: You risk burning yourself with the temperature of the water and chemically due to the basic ph of the bleach. Make an appointment to see a podiatrist. Prior to your visit, you can begin soaking your toes in a white vinegar-water (1:4) solution for about 10-15 minutes. The vinegar is a natural anti-fungal/antiseptic and the acidic nature will help reduce inflammation. ...Read more
See a podiatrist: Removal of an ingrown toenail is a simple procedure under local anesthesia. You can try to soak the toe in warm water with epsom salt to soften the skin and then try to lift the nail edge and pack a small piece of cotton under it. Apply antiseptic and bandaid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right leg. The top tip of my big toe has constaint pain. The nail bed always hurts never goes away. Don't belive its gout or ingrown toenail. Help plz?
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection (ingrown nail), metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more
Nail care: An ingrown toenail can feel like you have a thorn stuck in your skin. All the soaks, antibiotics and anything else in the world will not be able to get rid of this completely. You need to get that little piece of nail out to completely in order to resolve the issue. Get it taken care of by a professional to avoid preventable complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. Soak to soften the area and try to get it free. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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