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How do I get rid of an ingrown toenail on my pinky toe?

How do I get rid of an ingrown toenail on my pinky toe?

Ingrown toenail: Start soaking 3x/day and apply topical neosporin. If it does not improve in a few days then see your doctor ...Read more

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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How can I get rid of an ingrown toenail?

How can I get rid of an ingrown toenail?

See a Podiatrist: I suggest you see a podiatrist. You will get relief and it is painless. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an ingrown toenail?

How can I get rid of  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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What should I do to get rid of an ingrown toenail?

What should I do to get rid of an ingrown toenail?

If it is acutely: inflamed, you need to see a doctor for nail removal and maybe even antibiotics. If it is a chronic problem, you should start to use nail clipping techniques that avoid sharp edges that grow into surrounding skin. Your doctor can show you this technique at next visit. ...Read more

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What will work to get rid of an ingrown toenail?

What will  work to get rid of an ingrown toenail?

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 more

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Please share how to get rid of an ingrown toenail?

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 more

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How to get rid of an ingrown toenail without surgery?

How to get rid of an ingrown toenail without surgery?

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 more

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How to get rid of an ingrown toenail without losing the nail?

A portion of the nai: Needs to be removed. The entire nail does not need to be lost. Unless a permanent correction is performed on a nail border, any removed nail will grow back. ...Read more

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What's a good way to get rid of an ingrown toenail without going to a doctor? I've started playing basketball again and it's starting to hurt a little

What's a good way to get rid of an ingrown toenail without going to a doctor? I've started playing basketball again and it's starting to hurt a little

See a podiatrist: Cut your nail straight across to prevent ingrown nails. There are non operative treatments a podiatrist can use depending on the severity. (ie. putting a small metal shield beneath the nail and letting it grow out beyond the skin) ...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