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How can I remove an ingrown toenail at home as painlessly as possible?

How can I remove an ingrown toenail at home as painlessly as possible?

Nail care...: Ingrown toenails can be remedied through soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ointment to temporarily soften the corners. One should always try to cut the nails strait across to avoid leaving an embedded nail spicule. If pain or redness continues get it looked at by a professional. ...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 can I treat an ingrown toenail at home?

Nail care...: Ingrown toenails can be remedied through soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ointment to temporarily soften the corners. One should always try to cut the nails strait across to avoid leaving an embedded nail spicule. If pain or redness continues get it looked at by a professional. ...Read more

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How can I treat my ingrown toenail at home?

How can I treat my ingrown toenail at home?

By calling your DPM: If your DPM makes house call . Or try first soaking your feet in warm water , wear loose shoes and see if it helps , most likely you need a visit to your Podiatrist ...Read more

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I'm getting an ingrown toenail. What can I do at home?

I'm getting an ingrown toenail. What can I do at home?

If it is easily seen: You can cut the piece out and apply antibiotic ointment on it. If it is not easily visualized or accessible, see a podiatrist. Wear proper fitting shoes and remember to cut toenails straight across and as a rule, do not round corners or cut down sides. ...Read more

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Just had ingrown toenail removed how long do I need to keep it bandaged for?

Ingrown: Nail sx post op usually soak in warm water with epsom salt twice daily, cover area wit triple antibiotic and bandaid 5 days is what I have my patients do. Hope it helps! ...Read more

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How long should I wait before going back to work after my ingrown toenail is removed?

How long should I wait before going back to work after my ingrown toenail is removed?

Nail: What do you do? You can return when it is healed enough to do your job without making the wound worse. Every day should get better. Ask your doc. ...Read more

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I had an ingrown toenail 4 years ago and was surgically removed. Now it hurts in the same area where it was. Could the ingrown toenail be back?

I had an ingrown toenail 4 years ago and was surgically removed. Now it hurts in the same area where it was. Could the ingrown toenail be back?

Recurrence/ingrown: YES! Seek Podiatrist examination and possible more aggressive operation with the use of phenol drops. I had the same issuer a few years ago and the POD re excised area and added phenol drop to destroy the area of the nail matrix - result PERFECT>>>> ...Read more

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Fungus growing where i had ingrown toenail removed. Is that normal?

Fungus growing where i had ingrown toenail removed. Is that normal?

Sometimes.: The trauma of the procedure may have allowed fungus to infect the area. The fungus can be treated with Topical or oral meds or Laser. ...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