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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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Does md remove ingrown toenails or should I just get a referral for a podiatrist for ingrown toe nail?

Does md remove ingrown toenails or should I just get a referral for a podiatrist for ingrown toe nail?

Depends ont the Dr.: It depends on the doctor. Some do and some don't. However, almost all podiatrist should remove toenails. ...Read more

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How does a podatrist remove an ingrown toenail?

How does a podatrist remove an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown toenail: First the toe is numbed and then a part of the nail is removed using specialized instruments to cut the nail back to the root. The size of the nail removal depends on how severe the infection and how large the skin fold are. Sometimes a part of the skin has to be removed also. After the nail is removed, antibiotic ointment and a bandage are applied. The recovery is very fast: 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Why do I keep having pain on my nail when i had an ingrown toenail removed podatrist said it was callus build up had that removed but still sore why?

Why do I keep having pain on my nail when i had an ingrown toenail removed podatrist said it was callus build up had that removed but still sore why?

Take care of it.: On occasion a small piece of nail may be left behind that can be source of you pain and discomfort. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do with ingrown toenail without podiatrist?

What to do with ingrown toenail without podiatrist?

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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What do most podiatrists do to fix an ingrown toenail?

What do most podiatrists do to fix an ingrown toenail?

Remove ingrown nail: Some ingrown nails can be removed with simple trimming of the ingrown portion. Most require surgical removal. A matrixectomy is also done sometimes as well for chronic ingrown nails, which kills where the nail grows and prevents future ingrown nails. The nail surgery is usually done in the office after anesthetizing the toe. After care involves soaking and antibiotic cream with a bandaid. ...Read more

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Why do podiatrists dig in the nail when removing ingrown toenails and does that not cause more pain by digging in?

Removal of border: The doctor may need to get into the corner to get the ingrown nail out. Your pain may be minimized by use of a cold spray or use of a local anesthetic. ...Read more

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I am going to see my podiatrist who operated on my ingrown toenail a few months ago because my nail is still soar what might happen to heel my nail?

I am going to see my podiatrist who operated on my ingrown toenail a few months ago because my nail is still soar what might happen to heel my nail?

May be recurring: Problem , of ingrown toenail. Do some precautions and preventive measures, , not wearing narrow shoes . Go back to your podiatrist , may need additional procedure and follow the advice., . ...Read more

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Why won't my ingrown toe nail heal. 2 podiatrist said idk. No borders just burning sensation. No infection either?

Often with ingrown: toenails the side of the nail needs to be removed and the nail matrix destroyed to allow a nail to grow out normally (if topical medication and cotton placed under ingrown nail edge doesn't work) ...Read more

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How can I remove an ingrown toenail at home as painlessly as possible?

How can I remove an ingrown toenail at home as painlessly as possible?

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. ...Read more

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Podiatry how come i still keep feeling pain 3 months after my ingrown toenail was removed?

Podiatry how come i still keep feeling pain 3 months after my ingrown toenail was removed?

Pain: This isn't normal. Sometimes some dead tissue is healed over by the body and needs to be removed , or a piece of nail remains. See your podiatrist for assistance. ...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