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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)

Also called onychocryptosis, this condition occurs when 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?

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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I've got an ingrown toenail and a couple weeks of go I cut off the piece of toenail out, but still have pain. Are they gonna get rid of the extra skin on the sides?

I've got an ingrown toenail and a couple weeks of go I cut off the piece of toenail out, but still have pain. Are they gonna get rid of the extra skin on the sides?

Please see your MD: Lot of things could be done 'by do it yourself' but not on human body, . Especially your own. You may be in-traducing potentially dangerous infections into you even lethal tetanus infection, please go and see you doctor or dpm. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of ingrown toenails?

Minor surgery: It requires local anesthesia & then the piece of nail is removed & a chemical is used to cauterize tissue so the nail does not grow back. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of infected ingrown toenails?

Best way to get rid of infected ingrown toenails?

Infected Ingrow toen: Best way is surgically remove the ingrowing toenail and cleanig the area to drain and coverage with appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of ingrown toe nails? I have major problems with ingrown toenails, i clip them out only to have them back in a short period of time.

Ingrown nails: Many times, ingrown nails are actually caused by a deformity at the nail root or matrix. If you have had to remove them several times, chances are some type of surgical procedure would need to be done to stop the nail from growing at that border. It is a simple procedure and has very good outcomes. ...Read more

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I get ingrown toenails about every month. I can't seem to prevent the or make them go away! what should I do?

Nail Surgery: You need a permanent partial nail removal on the side of the toe that's growing in. You need to see a podiatrist for a full evaluation ...Read more

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How do I prevent ingrown toenails ?

See below: Proper nail care, trim the nails straight across and then use a file to round the edges. ...Read more

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How could i prevent from getting ingrown toenails?

How could i prevent from getting ingrown toenails?

Proper care: Cut nails straight across and not down sides or too short below skin. Wear proper fitting shoes. ...Read more

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What should I do to prevent an ingrown toenail?

What should I do to prevent an ingrown toenail?

See below: Cut the nail straight across and then use a file to round the edges. ...Read more

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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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How do I prevent the return of an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown toenail: Permanent removal of an ingrown toenail involves an office procedure under local anesthesia. Once the nail border is removed the matrix (root) of the nail is cauterized usually with a chemical (phenol). The ingrown nail should not grow back after this is performed. ...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