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How To Cut Out Ingrown Toenail
See below: Toenail should normally be cut straight across. This will help to avoid ingrown toenails as well as infection. However, if a portion of nail is growing into skin, the ingrown portion of nail can be cut out at corner. If this cannot be done easily or is very bad, see Podiatrist. ...Read more
Onychocryptosis is the medical name for ingrown toe nail. The nail can be flat or curved and still be ingrown. 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
See Podiatrist: May have an infection or piece of nail still remains in skin. Soaking in epsom salts may help but it should be checked out. If not treated properly, condition will likely get worse. ...Read more
I have a cut in the site where i had my ingrown toenail removed what should I do it's very painful?
Might have infection: See physician who removed ingrown toenail!Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
See a podiatrist: You might make the problem worse trying to dig them out yourself in terms of increased pain or infection. A podiatrist can give you fast pain relief. If this is a recurrent issue, there are permanent procedures that keep this from bothering you again in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 an successful result that just cutting it out. From someone who has treated thousands of them, see a foot specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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