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What are good home remedies for ingrown toenail?

What are good home remedies for ingrown toenail?

Nail remedies: 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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Ingrown Toenail (Definition)

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


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Looking for home remedies for ingrown toenails?

Wouldn't try at home: This could be dangerous due to the high incidence of infection in this area. If untreated (or improperly treated) you could harbor an infection which can easily penetrate the bone under the nail. A bone infection is very serious and expensive to treat (see osteomyelitis). If bothersome, just see a doctor for help. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for an ingrown toenail?

Is there a home remedy for an ingrown toenail?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don;t perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best home remedy for an ingrown toenail that hurts?

Please help! what is the best home remedy for an ingrown toenail that hurts?

Soaks for a start...: An infection in the area can be treated locally by soaks - i like dilute vinegar soaks beacuse they provide an acid environment which is not conducive to most opportunistic bacteria (the ones that take advantage of an opportunity to get in). Also use a topical antibiotic cream. If the redness doesn't go away soon, you may need an oral antibiotic. ...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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Extreme ingrown toenails worst I have ever seen! what the best treatment?

See a podiatrist: You need to see a podiatrist who will probably use local anesthetic to numb the toe and remove the ingrown toenail. If there is infection an antibiotic will be needed. ...Read more

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What should I expect after treatment of an ingrown toenail?

What should I expect after treatment of an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown nail : You can expect to be pain free. It's a simple in office procedure and most are able to do daily activity the next day. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best treatment of ingrown toenails?

Could you tell me what's the best treatment of ingrown toenails?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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What will happen if you leave an ingrown toenail without treatment?

What will happen if you leave an ingrown toenail without treatment?

Infection of bone: Ingrown toenails can cause infection in the skin which can progress to bone infections. The skin in your toe is close to your bone so long standing ingrown toe nails are dangerous. If infection gets to your bone, there is a chance you can lose your toe. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more