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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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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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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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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?

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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Which treatment if you have an ingrown toenails which are nasty and very painful is the very best?

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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Pain on ingrown toenail site after surgery a few months later callus was removed but still painful why is this?

Pain on ingrown toenail site after surgery a few months later callus was removed but still painful why is this?

Have it looked at.: You may still have a piece of nail in the corner or a recurrence of the problem. You may want to have a permanent procedure to remove the recurrent ingrown toenail. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have had ingrown toenails on both big toes for 6 months now. Really getting painful. What is te best way to remove ingrown toenails?

I have had ingrown toenails on both big toes for 6 months now. Really getting painful. What is te best way to remove ingrown toenails?

See podiatrist: There is a procedure known as a matricectomy to have this done. Local anesthesia is required. The procedure is a quick 5-10 minute procedure. Your problem should be gone afterwards.....Forever. ...Read more

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I have a ingrown. Toenail extreemly painful can't ware a shoe the toe next to the pinkiy toe?

Re: ingrown Toenail: If you are diabetic, make and appointment to see a healthcare professional immediately. Be alert for signs of infection including redness swelling and drainage (fluid or pus). A portion or the entire nail may need to be removed by the doctor (under local anesthesia in a clean/aseptic environment of course). Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes painful ingrown toenail after the nail has been removed months later callus was removed but still sore how come?

What causes painful ingrown toenail after the nail has been removed months later callus was removed but still sore how come?

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. You may need to have surgical removal again. ...Read more

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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


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