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How To Get Rid Of Ingrown Toe Nails At Home
See a Podiatrist: I woulld recommend seeing a podiatrist. The procedure to remove an ingrown toenail is done everyday by a podiatrist. The procedure is usually painless and provides immediate relief. I would not recommend bathroom surgery to remove the ingrown toenail. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have a DPM check it: Chronic ingrown toenails are painful but put you at risk for developing infections. Self treatment can actually result in more damage to the underlying nail bed and result in creating more of a chronic problem. Consider having a podiatrist check it and remove either the part of the nail that is bothering you or the whole nail. This is an in-office procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
One mean ingrown.: Some ingrown toenails can be treated at home by simple soaking to soften the nail, followed by trimming the offending corner. But, there are ingrown toenails that are severe and should be treated by an experienced professional. Resolution can be accomplished in the office without much lifestyle change. ...Read more
We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication or laser: Fungus is an organism theat thrives in the skin and nails and lives in a dark, damp environment like shoes and socks. First you need to culture the nail to determine it is fungus. Once confirmed, discuss with your podiatric physician possible treatments. These would include topical and oral meds and laser. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 2 more doctor answers
Ingrown nail: I will assume you meant nail. The way to do that is not to do it yourself. See you podiatrist for assistance. ...Read more
Poorly effective: Over the counter or non-prescription, medications for toenail fungus are prevalent. However in my opinion, poorly effective against the infection. There are many medications directed to softening the toenails and improving the appearance of it. This does little to cure the fungus. There are few exceptions out there. Look for a medication with an active ingredient against fungus. Please remember, t. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toenails - pleural?: Would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe?: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medicine works best: There is no home remedy that is effective. You can try topical antifungal medications, but the ones provided in podiatry offices are more effective than those in the pharmacy. There are other options, including oral medication, that are also effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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