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How To Get Rid Of An Ingrown Toenail
Visit a podiatrist: "bathroom surgery" is not recommended as it often leads to infection. Visit a podiatrist who can perform this quick procedure under guidance of local anesthesia so you won't feel pain, will minimize risk of infection and can have this done permenantly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Permanent treatment: The easiest way is to have what is called a partial matrixectomy. This is where the part of the nail that grows in is removed and the nail matrix (the tissue that produces the nail) is treated with a chemical to prevent regrowth. These procedures are rarely painful post-op. Some mild tenderness is usual but that subsides within a week in most cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ingrown toenail: Start soaking 3x/day and apply topical neosporin. If it does not improve in a few days then see your doctor ...Read more
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