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How can I get rid of ingrown toe nails?

How can I get rid of ingrown toe nails?

See a foot doctor: There are minor in office surgical procedures to fix this. Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Ingrown Toenail (Definition)

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


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How can I get rid of ingrown toe nails? I have major problems with ingrown toenails, I clip them out only to have them back in a short period of time.

How can I get rid of ingrown toe nails? I have major problems with ingrown toenails, I clip them out only to have them back in a short period of time.

Ingrown nails: Many times, ingrown nails are actually caused by a deformity at the nail root or matrix. If you have had to remove them several times, chances are some type of surgical procedure would need to be done to stop the nail from growing at that border. It is a simple procedure and has very good outcomes. Read more

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Think I might have ingrown toe nails, they're extremely painful. How do I get rid of this?

Think I might have ingrown toe nails, they're extremely painful. How do I get rid of this?

Ingrown nail: See your podiatrist who will describe the procedure for removal of ingrown nails. These can be very painful with every step you take. The relief with excision of an ingrown is very welcome! Good luck. Read more

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How do I get rid of ingrown toe nail?

How do I get rid of ingrown toe nail?

Podiatrist: A podiatrist can remove the ingrown nail and evaluate the reason you may be getting it. There is a simple procedure that can be done to resolve the problem for good if you are a candidate. Read more

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I need some tips on how to get rid of an ingrown toe nail?

I need some tips on how to get rid of an ingrown toe nail?

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 more

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How do I get rid of an ingrown toenail on my pinky toe?

How do I get rid of an ingrown toenail on my pinky toe?

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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What are ways to get rid of an ingrown toe nail?

What are ways to get rid of an ingrown toe nail?

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

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How is the best way to get rid of an ingrown toe nail?

How is the best way to get rid of an ingrown toe nail?

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

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How to get rid of an ingrown toenail without losing the nail?

A portion of the nai: Needs to be removed. The entire nail does not need to be lost. Unless a permanent correction is performed on a nail border, any removed nail will grow back. Read more

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How would you get rid of an ingrown toe nail without doing surgery?

How would you get rid of an ingrown toe nail without doing surgery?

Homecare: If there are no signs of infection you can soak the toe in warm water with epsom salt to soften the area and then pack a small piece of cotton under the nail edge. This may lift the nail away from the skin to avoid needing removal of the toenail edge. Read more

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My daughter has a bad ingrown toe nail. Without going to the doctor, is there a way I can get rid of it?

My daughter has a bad ingrown toe nail. Without going to the doctor, is there a way I can get rid of it?

Maybe.: 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. (occasionally this solves the problem without needing a procedure!). Read more

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How do I prevent ingrown toe nails?

How do I prevent ingrown toe nails?

Cut nails straight: Cutting the nails straight across is always recommended. However, sometimes if the nail is slightly ingrown this won't help, you may have to carefully cut the corner on a slant. Be careful not to cut any skin. Read more

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Can I do anything to prevent ingrown toe nails?

Yes: Some people do have success with placing small cotton between the nail and nail fold.
You can cut the toenail on a slight angle if it would otherwise grow in. If this is a chronic problem a podiatrist can permenately remove the ingrowing portion of the ingrown nail. This is a simple in office procedure. Read more

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Why do you get ingrown toe nails?

Many reasons: It could be from injury it could be from cutting your nails incorrectly, it could be from tight socks or tight shoes. Read more

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Any advice on how to get rid of ingrown toenail?

See below: See a podiatrist so the ingrown can be removed permanently. Read more

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How to get rid of ingrown toenail, with the least pain?

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 more

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What is best way to get rid of ingrown toenail without medical assistance?

What is best way to get rid of ingrown toenail without medical assistance?

See below: As long as there is no infection I would soak the toe in luke warm water with a mild liquid detergent. Dry the area and using a cuticle stick see if you can lift the piece of nail and pack a small piece of cotton under it. Apply some antiseptic and bandaid.
You may be able to get the nail to grow out but monitor for any signs of infection. Read more

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I need some tips on how to get rid of a ingrown toe?

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

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How can I get rid of an ingrown toenail?

How can I get rid of an ingrown toenail?

See a Podiatrist: I suggest you see a podiatrist. You will get relief and it is painless. Read more

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