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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Ingrown Toenail (Definition)

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


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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