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How to know if you have in ingrown toenail under the skin or something else?

How to know if you have in ingrown toenail under the skin or something else?

Pain: If you develop pain and redness in border of the toenail most likely you have an ingrown toenail. I would recommend seeking medical attention for you concern.

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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 to know if you have a little or a lot of the ingrown toenail under the skin?

How to know if you have a little or a lot of the ingrown toenail under the skin?

Swelling, pain: The more severe the ingrown, the more pain, redness and swelling will be present. Do not suffer. This is a relatively easy removal in the office. See your podiatrist.

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Skin has gone a little black around my ingrown toenail its hard what should I do?

See a podiatrist.: Your ingrown toenail may be infected, may need a procedure, may just need antibiotics, or you may have developed a dark callus that needs to be trimmed. See your podiatrist for treatment options.

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What's the best way to treat an ingrown toenail if skin has grown over the top of the ingrown portion?

What's the best way to treat an ingrown toenail if skin has grown over the top of the ingrown portion?

Ingrown: There is only one way, and that is to see your podiatrist for professional help. Don't go the bathroom surgery route.

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I think I had an ingrown toenail. For the most part it's stop hurting. What do I do about the flamed skin that is covering my toe more the. Usual?

I think I had an ingrown toenail. For the most part it's stop hurting. What do I do about the flamed skin that is covering my toe more the. Usual?

Treatment: Based on what you describe, you may still require antibiotics or even toe nail removal. See a doctor for further evaluation. Good health.

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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?

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?

Please see your MD: Lot of things could be done 'by do it yourself' but not on human body, . Especially your own. You may be in-traducing potentially dangerous infections into you even lethal tetanus infection, please go and see you doctor or dpm.

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Skin around toe black 2months after ingrown toenail removal. Is that normal or should I go back to dr?

Skin around toe black 2months after ingrown toenail removal. Is that normal or should I go back to dr?

Go back: It is always good idea to go back. If the dr. Used a chemical to "destroy" the root of your nail, then it may be okay. However, getting it checked out should put both your mind and the dr's at ease.

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How often should I keep a band aid over an ingrown toenail where the skin on the outside is red and is hurting?

How often should I keep a band aid over an ingrown toenail where the skin on the outside is red and is hurting?

Needs drainage?: This is called a paronychia, or infected ingrown nail. It may need to be drained, and/or antibiotics. You should have this looked at by your primary care doctor within the next day or two. It's more urgent if it's getting worse. In the mean time, soak it in warm water with Epsom salt for 5-10 minutes 3-4 times per day. It may need more than a bandaid. Hope this helps!

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So I had an ingrown toenail removed a few months ago. Went great, but now I have skin growing over the edge of my nail and it hurts what should I do?

So I had an ingrown toenail removed a few months ago. Went great, but now I have skin growing over the edge of my nail and it hurts what should I do?

See a foot Doc.: About the only thing you can do is return to the doctor who removed your nail in the first place. Having said that, make sure whoever evaluates it now has expertise in handling this specific post operative condition.

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How to tell if my ingrown toenail developed into a skin abscess?

Many possibilities: Possible signs of having an infected ingrown nail may include: pain increased redness, swelling, bleeding, tightness or drainage at the nail margins. If pain does not improve, or you develop signs of infection, get it evaluated by a professional.

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Had total removal of infected ingrown toenail removed in May. Is ok to paint the skin while it grows back? Dr said could take 8 months to grow fully

Paint away Monet.: If that is want you want to do, there is no reason not to. You might occasionally visually inspect the application site to make sure you are not irritating the skin with the paint. For your information, sometimes after a total nail removal, the new nail may show some distortion. This distortion can be temporary or permanent. There is no way of telling until the begins to appear.

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Four months after getting an operation for an ingrown toenail, there is still swelling in the skin of 5mm, near the nail. It created pus and abscess and it is not healing. What should I do?

See your doctor...: There is obviously something wrong. If I had a patient that wasn't healed after that amount of time I would take an x-ray and take a biopsy of the area for a pathologist to look at.

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I have ingrown toenail (infected but no pus or blood) so im soaking my feet in vinegar. Now I have small black dot on skin near toenail. Gangrene?

I have ingrown toenail (infected but no pus or blood) so im soaking my feet in vinegar. Now I have small black dot on skin near toenail. Gangrene?

You state: Your 20 so I would highly doubt it is gangrene. If its infected, just to see a foot doc and have it taken care of correctly.

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Did my ingrown toenail develop into a skin abscess? I've always had irritation from ingrown toenails. Lately, I have even more redness and swelling on my toe near the nail. I clipped the nail several days ago there is still swelling. I actually went to my

Did my ingrown toenail develop into a skin abscess? I've always had irritation from ingrown toenails. Lately, I have even more redness and swelling on my toe near the nail. I clipped the nail several days ago there is still swelling. I actually went to my

Yes: This probably developed into an abscess. You will need to go to your podiatrist to get this taken care of. This is very routine and will be done in the office. They will numb your toe and remove the side of the nail and clean out the infection. Good luck.

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Did my ingrown toenail develop into a skin abscess? I've always had irritation from ingrown toenails. Lately, I have even more redness and swelling on my toe near the nail. I clipped the nail several days ago there is still swelling. I actually went to my

Probably: The nail is considered dirty. If it actually breaks the skin you usually get an infection. This can become an abscess if not treated. There may also be a spicule present under the skin that you can not see or get to. See a podiatrist.

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The skin on the tip of my big toe is darkening, I've had an ingrown toe nail but that was about 1-2 years ago and healed since then, or so I thought.

The skin on the tip of my big toe is darkening, I've had an ingrown toe nail but that was about 1-2 years ago and healed since then, or so I thought.

Ingrown nail: This sounds indeed like your nail may me in grown again. See your doctor to talk about permanently removing all or a portion of the nail if this is reoccurring problem. Also, make sure your shoes are the correct width, too narrow shoes are a common cause of ingrown nails.

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How long does it take for the skin remold around the toe after a removal of an ingrown toe nail?

2-6 weeks: Depends on how the nail was removed and whether it was a temporary or permanent removal. Usually a temporary removal will hel in a couple of weeks. A permanent chemical procedure can take 1-2 months. Discuss with your doctor what you may expect. Dr l.

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more