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How To Cut Out An Ingrown Toenail
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
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?
So, I have 2 infected and ingrown toenails, with which I was able to completely cut off both nails. No pain at all... is this bad? What should I do?
You need to: Make sure that you have removed the ingrown toenail at the nail bed, or it will grow crooked again and cause the same issue later. Usually this requires some anesthesia and chemical sterilization to make sure that the nail regrows straight and unhindered. If you had no pain on cutting off the nail, it is likely that you did not reach the nailbed. Please see a healthcare provider for proper exam ...Read more
No: The nail grows from the base of your toe, not from the front. You can, however, cut the skin adjacent to the nail and cause the same pain as an ingrown nail. ...Read more
Ingrown Nail: I have seen this happen before, more times than I would like... And, it would be one of the worst experiences of your life.... If the infection from an ingrown nail, gets into the bone at the end of your toe (osteomyelitis)..... The infected bone will need to be removed, and you would then, need IV antibiotics for about 1 months. Please do not let this happen... See a specialist. ...Read more
I had an ingrown toenail cut out about 2 weeks ago and it's not getting any better. Should I see my PCP again?
Podiatrist's Forte.: Two weeks is certainly enough time to wait for improvement. It is obvious that further intervention is needed. Have a specialist that treats hundreds of these annually have a look. There is a lot more to a successful result that just cutting it out. From someone who has treated thousands of them, see a foot specialist. ...Read more
I have ingrown toenails on every toe. They are so bad that I can't cut them, and around them is purple. They are also swollen. How do I stop them?
Get them trimmed: They are probably just incurvated and difficult for you to trim. Getting them done by a Podiatrist maybe be very simple for the doc and probably painless for you if that's the case ...Read more
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
Think it over.: Since you nails are both ingrown and hard to cut, why not have then examined by a specialist. The problem can be permanently corrected in the office with pain and risk. At least see a specialist for the specifics so that you can be informed before you consent. ...Read more
I have an ingrown toenail that is hurting really bad but I don't currently have the money to pay to get it cut out. What is the best home remedy?
Soak.......: Soak, soak, soak, soak and then try to trim away the sharp piece of nail that is causing the problem. ...Read more
My toe nail fell off 6 months ago while moving overseas. It started growing back and was almost grown except it had an ingrown toenail so I cut it an?
Ingrown toenail I have ingrown toenails on both of my big toes since 2009. They aren't that bad right now. I have a little purple spot where the cut is and it isn't curled. My toes don't hurt when I walk or run they just hurt when I stub my toe or someone
Removal...: 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
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
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
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
Nail care: The ingrown part of the nail is not always visible. Try 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 redness and drainage, get it looked at by a professional, as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed. ...Read more
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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