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How To Get A Ingrown Toenail Out
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
Two ways: Usually ingrown toenails form from a malformation of the toenail. It ends up that email is too wide for the nailbed, or the sides of the nail naturally curve in. This causes pressure and the potential for an ingrown toenail to form. Ingrown toenails, can also caused by improper trimming of the nails. If you think you have an ingrown toenail, be sure to visit your podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 get ingrown toenails about every month. I can't seem to prevent the or make them go away! what should I do?
Infection / loss of : The toe or even part of the toe could be lost to infection. ...Read more
I have a ingrown toenail for about 2 years now and i want to get surgery but in 5 months, is it bad to wait 5 mnths to get surgery .?
Depends: On the situation. If there is pain and/or infection, some treatment needs to be performed but not necessarily surgery. Sometimes and incision and drainage may be needed and ingrown portion of nail needs to be cut out. If the problem can be treated palliatively without infection than definitive surgery can wait. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Isn't it better to get a total nail alvusion rather than partial when it comes to ingrown toenails?
Partial: In any age group, but especially younger patients like yourself.....I recommend just having the edges removed. You gotta' remember, once the whole nail is gone...It's gone, you can't get it back. So you better make sure your willing to commit to something like that. Plus there is no reason to think that "just having the edges removed, " will not relieve your pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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