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How come the infected ingrown toe nail keeps coming back?

How come the infected ingrown toe nail keeps coming back?

Because the nail: Grows back exactly in the same way each time. If the nail borders are curled in, when they get to be a certain length they cause pressure at the tip of the toe. Break through the skin and you get the infection. Cut back the nail and the infection clears, but its a matter of time before it grows back to where it was. Stop the problem by a matrixectomy procedure, usually performed in the office. ...Read more

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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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What should be done about, what we think is an infected ingrown toe nail? The toe nail has come off twice, smells bad and had a red color.

What should be done about, what we think is an infected ingrown toe nail? The toe nail has come off twice, smells bad and had a red color.

Toe problem: I am making the assumption that this was not submitted by an 11 year (even though demographic shows this is being asked by an 11 year old). Just seems too sophisticated for that age. The fact that the toe is malodorous is of concern. Recommend podiatrist or your healthcare provider evaluate promptly. ...Read more

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Will anti fungal cream clear up an infected/ingrown toe nail?

Will anti fungal cream clear up an infected/ingrown toe nail?

No: Ingrown portion of nail must be rmoved or cut away. Antibiotics may be necessary as well. ...Read more

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Do you have any suggestions for an infected ingrown toe nail? It was hit hard and bleed. Does that mean all the puss came out. It's now purple.

Do you have any suggestions for an infected ingrown toe nail? It was hit hard and bleed. Does that mean all the puss came out. It's now purple.

The best thing you: Could possibly do is bring your toe to a podiatrist. It's dangerous and foolhardy to try to deal with this on your own, and you could make the infection worse. Removing ingorwn toenails is fast, painless and quick, and your eyes will bug out at the size of what you've got inside your skin. Soaking helps localize the infection, but the astringent action of water is not temperature dependent. ...Read more

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I have an infected ingrown toe nail that has developed a painful blood blister, how can I get ride of it? Would it hurt if I tried wart freeze off?

I have an infected ingrown toe nail that has developed a painful blood blister, how can I get ride of it? Would it hurt if I tried wart freeze off?

Need proper treatmen: You need to see your doctor. An infected, ingrown toenail needs to have the ingrown nail excised and you need antibiotics. Freeze off will not help. ...Read more

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I had an ingrown toe nail a couple of weeks ago and my mom got it out. It was fine for a week. And then last night, I woke up at 2 am with HORRIBLE pain in my toe. I turned on the light and it was infected. The only thing I can think of that may have caus

Need to visit doc: You will have to see a podiatrist to treat the ingrown nail. In the meantime soak your foot in warm water and Epsom salt for about 15 minutes, dry the toe, apply some antibiotic cream to the area and cover with a bandaid. ...Read more

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My friends big toe has an ingrown toe nail and is slightly infected what should she do?

My friends big toe has an ingrown toe nail and is slightly infected what should she do?

Infected toe nail: This is likely a paronychia. Your friend can soak her toe in warm epsom salts. Seeing her podiatrist would be a good option too. ...Read more

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How to stop granulation tissue of toenail I am 53 non-diabetic healthy female with chronic ingrown toe-nail, which I usually manage conservatively. About 10 days ago it became infected and formed an area of pus, which has drained and now appears to be he

See a Podiatrist: Granulation tissue forms from a chronic ingrown toenail. In order to stop it, the offending painful nail border must be removed and the area where the nail is produced must be chemically cauterized. This is a very simple office procedure which takes five minutes and is painless under local anesthesia.

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Ingrown toe nail which is now infected and I am in a lot of pain with it Tried to get it out but can't it's very inflamed whole foot now sore?

Ingrown toe nail which is now infected and I am in a lot of pain with it Tried to get it out but can't it's very inflamed whole foot now sore?

Visit Casualty Room: We call it the "Emergency Room" here in the States, but from what it sounds like you may have irritated the area enough to cause a bigger problem. The toe nail probably needs to be completely removed- which is best done by a doctor with local anesthetic. Besides, you need an evaluation for 'cellulitis' or localized infection there. Stay off the foot/leg, take some acetaminophen and go there ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a badly infected ingrown toenail in my left big toe. Dark brown pus. Throbbing pain. Skin over grown on nail on left side. Hard to walk. Need help?

I have a badly infected ingrown toenail in my left big toe. Dark brown pus. Throbbing pain. Skin over grown on nail on left side. Hard to walk. Need help?

Need urgent care...: Did you have similar event before? If not, it is time to be checked and cared correctly. How? Follow instructions described in How to Handle Sickness? On https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Thereby you can work well with doc so to reach right care timely; do not wait out. Best wish to health.... ...Read more

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Can I cure an ingrown toe nail with home remedies?

Can I cure an ingrown toe nail with home remedies?

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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Can family physician remove an infected ingrown toe nail?

Can family physician remove an infected ingrown toe nail?

Why not ask them?: For the most part, I believe they will defer to a podiatrist. It is hard for a primary care doc to keep instruments for every type of scenerio. This is why we have specialists. ...Read more

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How can I heal my ingrown toe nail?

How can I heal my ingrown toe nail?

Nail care: Ingrown toenails can be temporarily 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. If you have continued pain, redness or drainage, get it looked at by a professional as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed and you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I treat my ingrown toe nail?

How can I treat my ingrown toe nail?

Ingrown Nail: Nails should be cut straight across and allowed to grow past the cuticle a couple millimeters. If the ingrown nail is red, swollen,  tender or has any drainage, you must be seen by a Podiatrist to have it resected appropriately.   ...Read more

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I would like help with an ingrown toe nail?

I would like help with an ingrown toe nail?

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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How should I prevent an ingrown toe nail?

Cut correctly, shoes: Wear proper fitting footwear. Cut nails straight across and not down the sides. Do not cut too short so nail will not grow into skin. ...Read more

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So like I was saying about my toe pain came on suddenly does'nt feel like a ingrown toe nail what causes this?

So like I was saying about my toe pain came on suddenly does'nt feel like a ingrown toe nail what causes this?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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I have an ingrown toe nail. Well had, I think. I pulled it or most of it out today, after the shower. Now my toe is tingling.

I have an ingrown toe nail. Well had, I think. I pulled it or most of it out today, after the shower. Now my toe is tingling.

No problem: If you pulled it out and got it all it should get better. Warm soapy soaks will help. If it red or there is pus or swelling you should let your doctor look at it. ...Read more

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I had an ingrown toe nail surgery around a month ago and now and now the part above the toe nail is slightly inflamed and hurts when touching.

Ingrown toenail: If, after the ingrown toenail was removed, a chemical agent (usually phenol) was added to prevent the recurrence of the ingrown, it is possible that you may have irritation present. Please return to the podiatrist or foot specialist that treated you to rule out that possibility versus a soft tissue infection to the area which will need treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I fix an ingrown toe nail?

How do I fix an ingrown toe nail?

In office procedure: This is generally an in office procedure. The toe is numbed with a local anesthetic and then special instruments are used to cut out the ingrown portion of the nail. Depending on the status of the ingrown nail (ie infected, chronic, etc) a permanent ablation of the cells that produce the nail to that side may be considered. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal an ingrown toe nail?

What can I do to heal an ingrown toe nail?

Pain, redness.: Redness and pain along the nail border, sometimes with drainage indicates an ingrown toenail. If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. While waiting to see your doctor, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid. ...Read more

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What can I do to eliminate an ingrown toe nail?

What can I do to eliminate an ingrown toe nail?

Not the right choice: Ingrown toenails can be temporarily 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. If you have continued pain, redness or drainage, get it looked at by a professional as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed and you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I keep having an ingrown toe nail trouble please help?

I keep having an ingrown toe nail trouble please help?

See a podiatrist: Wear properly fitting shoes that don't compress your toes. Avoid cutting your nails too short, and cut your nails straight across.

For recurrent ingrown nails or infections, a podiatrist can remove the portion of nail that is ingrown. This can be done as a permanent procedure that will eliminate any further problems with an ingrown nail. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I want help with an ingrown toe nail?

Ingrown Nail: Nails should be cut straight across and allowed to grow past the cuticle a couple millimeters. If the ingrown nail is red, swollen,  tender or has any drainage, you must be seen by a Podiatrist to have it resected appropriately.   ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had my ingrown toe nail removed, how long will it take to have the toe-nail grow back?

What do you advise if I had my ingrown toe nail removed, how long will it take to have the toe-nail grow back?

3 months: If the ingrown nail was not permanently removed using a chemical or surgical procedure, then it will take around 3 months to grow back out. This timing for nail growth also depends on your medical history, vitamin use and diet! ...Read more

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I have an ingrown toe nail, my pedicurist told me to leave it without cutting for a year or so & it will correct itself. Is that true?

Whaaaaa?: Send back to pedicurist school, nail would only be about, oh, 5' long, hope you like open-toed shoes. Do need to let it grow out, so end of nail makes it to end of toe (& can't 'dive' into skin. Then be careful to get all of nail when cut it in future & try to keep it pretty straight across for several months. If continues to be problem, may need to see your dr or a podiatrist for help with it. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of ingrown toe nail?

Podiatrist: A podiatrist can remove the ingrown nail and evaluate the reason you may be getting it. There is a simple procedure that can be done to resolve the problem for good if you are a candidate. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more