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Dr. Libby Putnam
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Is there a home remedy for an ingrown toenail?

Dr. Libby Putnam
Board Certified, Podiatry
7 years in practice
1M people helped
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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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


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

Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Board Certified, Podiatry
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I had surgery 2 weeks ago for an ingrown toenail.My toe is now infected, but the doctor's aren't doing anything to help.What should I do? Home remedy?

Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
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I had surgery 2 weeks ago for an ingrown toenail.My toe is now infected, but the doctor's aren't doing anything to help.What should I do? Home remedy?

See doctor : If you're concerned about an infection, you should see your doctor immediately. Some doctors will recommend salt water soaks after ingrown toenail removal but that will not help once the toe is infected. An infection should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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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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Dr. Daniel Farber
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Remedy for ingrown toenail?

Dr. Daniel Farber
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
19 years in practice
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A good podiatrist : A good podiatrist can show you proper nail care and offer more permanent solutions if necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Libby Putnam
Board Certified, Podiatry
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What is the remedy for an ingrown toenail?

Dr. Libby Putnam
Board Certified, Podiatry
7 years in practice
1M people helped
What is the 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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Dr. Payam Rafat
Board Certified, Podiatry
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I've had an ingrown toenail for around 3 years now. Inflammation and pain is coming from my ingrown toenail. What should I do for treatment?

Dr. Payam Rafat
Board Certified, Podiatry
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I've had an ingrown toenail for around 3 years now. Inflammation and pain is coming from my ingrown toenail. What should I do for treatment?

See a professional: Leaving an ingrown nail untreated could lead to the development of an abscess and possible underlying bone infection. Get it taken care of by a professional to avoid preventable complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
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Which treatment if you have an ingrown toenails which are nasty and very painful is the very best?

Dr. Steven Sheskier
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
34 years in practice
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See chiropodist: Chiropodists or podiatrists are well trained and versed in the care of ingrown toe nails. Some just require soaking +- antibiotics and professional trimming of the nail. If very bad with granulation tissue (chronic sore) or unresponsive to conservative therapy may require surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hettinger
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What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
31 years in practice
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What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. 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 more

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Dr. Libby Putnam
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Could you tell me what's the best treatment of ingrown toenails?

Dr. Libby Putnam
Board Certified, Podiatry
7 years in practice
1M people helped
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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Ingrown Toenail (Definition)

Ingrown toenail is a clinical finding in which the corners of a toenail begin to grow underneath the skin, potentially ...Read more


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