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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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On average, how long will a recovery last from ingrown toenail take?

On average, how long will a recovery last from ingrown toenail take?

Did u have surgery,?: If yes then u should feel immediate relief. And the wound will close with in a week or so. ...Read more

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How long do ingrown toenails take to heal?

If treated properly: A minor problem will heal quickly. If you're talking about a 'permanent' correction (matrixectomy), then it will take a few weeks. There is typically very little in the way of disability, though. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ingrown toenails that were reomoved to fully heal?

How long does it take for ingrown toenails that were reomoved to fully heal?

Depends: On extent of problem, procedure performed, if infection is present as well as your circulatory status. Could be days to several weeks. ...Read more

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Just had ingrown toenail removed how long do I need to keep it bandaged for?

Ingrown: Nail sx post op usually soak in warm water with epsom salt twice daily, cover area wit triple antibiotic and bandaid 5 days is what I have my patients do. Hope it helps! ...Read more

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How long should I wait before going back to work after my ingrown toenail is removed?

How long should I wait before going back to work after my ingrown toenail is removed?

Nail: What do you do? You can return when it is healed enough to do your job without making the wound worse. Every day should get better. Ask your doc. ...Read more

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I just cut my toenails last night but i feel like it might be an ingrown toenail. What can I do to ease the pain though?

Let me advice you: If you think you are getting ingrown toenail try to keep clean and dry, soak it with h2o2 and warm water twice a day wear lose shoe, hopefully this will help, if does not see your doctor. ...Read more

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After the removal of my ingrown toenail via a pediatrist procedure how long should I wait before going into a lake to swim?

After Ingrown: It depends on how involved of your ingrown problem at the first place that would lead to procedure. Was there any infection? Is there still redness, swelling, bleeding or pain on that area? What kind of procedure you had complete or partial nail toenail removed? My suggestion is to get permission from your doctor before commit to any activity involve with getting the area compromised. ...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