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How to treat a ingrown toe nail at home?

How to treat a ingrown toe nail at home?

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

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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


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How can you remove a wart at home?

How can you remove a wart at home?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: i've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read more

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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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How can I treat an ingrown toenail at home?

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 do you care for a nail after a toenail removal?

How do you care for a nail after a toenail removal?

Nail removal: Keep your toe clean, antibiotic ointment, and a dressing over the toe until healed. Each day the toe should be better. If getting more painful, swelling or more painful then the toe could be getting infected. Call your doctor if this occurs. ...Read more

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How can an ingrown toenail be treated at home?

How can an ingrown toenail be treated at home?

First aid: Treat by soaking, topical antibiotics. And open toed shoes. If you want to get better see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I remove a flat mole at home?

How can I remove a flat mole at home?

Would not do it: 1st, you'll need anesthesia and that is not over the counter. 2nd you will want to send the specimen which is excised in a fixative to a pathology lab for histologic identification. That is standard practice whenever anything is surgically removed from the body. Only a medical profession has the materials and knowledge of how to do that. Finally, you need to suture the area sterilely. Really? ...Read more

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How can I cure a toe fungus at home?

How can I cure a toe fungus at home?

You can't: Toe fungus is very difficult to treat. You need dermatologists to help. ...Read more

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How to treat a big toe after the nail fell off?

How to treat a big toe after the nail fell off?

Depends: On how it fell off. If it was a sudden traumatic loss of nail, apply antibiotic ointment and a dressing, see podiatrist. If nailslowly separated from nail bed over a prolonged period of time, the nail bed probable toughened up and dried out. If this is case, keep clean and avoid excessive shoe pressure by avoiding tight shoes. ...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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How do u care for toe after ingrown toenail removal?

How do u care for toe after ingrown toenail removal?

Ask your doctor: Your podiatrist should have provided you with post-procedure instructions on aftercare. Typically you would need to soak your foot in epsom salt soaks and apply an antibiotic ointment or cream. Often foot specialists will prescribe amerigel to apply to the area after an ingrown toenail removal. You need to keep a bandage on the toe until your next follow up visit with the doctor. ...Read more

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How to remove nail fungus using home remedies?

How to remove nail fungus using home remedies?

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 very 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 more

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

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. ...Read more

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How many visits, to get your ingrown toenails removed?

How many visits, to get your ingrown toenails removed?

Single visit: A podiatrist will remove the ingrown portion of the nail in a single visit and may prescribe a topical or oral medication to treat the infection. ...Read more

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How can you remove flat mole at home?

How can you remove flat mole at home?

Go to Dermlink : You need a diagnosis before attempting any home remedies which are not risk free. If you can't find a doctor in your area there is a service at dermlink .Com which can assist you in getting an accurate diagnosis ...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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How can a doctor remove an ingrown nail?

How can  a doctor remove an ingrown nail?

Removal.: 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. Your doctor will numb you up first, so the procedure itself is not painful. ...Read more

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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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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?

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?

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 have had ingrown toenails on both big toes for 6 months now. Really getting painful. What is te best way to remove ingrown toenails?

See podiatrist: There is a procedure known as a matricectomy to have this done. Local anesthesia is required. The procedure is a quick 5-10 minute procedure. Your problem should be gone afterwards.....Forever. ...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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Had an ingrown toenail removed at least 2 weeks ago. How long do I have to wait before I can paint my toenails?

Had an ingrown toenail removed at least 2 weeks ago.  How long do I have to wait before I can paint my toenails?

Ask your Podiatrist: Every MD has his own criteria but suspect 2 wks is long enough unless it is not healing well or looks infected ...Read more

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I had an ingrown toenail removed a day ago and it bled a little today in the bandage wrapping. Is it ok that this happened?

I had an ingrown toenail removed a day ago and it bled a little today in the bandage wrapping. Is it ok that this happened?

Yes: It is common to have bleeding after an ingrown toenail procedure for some days however if it continues there may be a portion of nail still left in their causing the bleeding. At that point i would consult your physician to see if there's any other problems going on. ...Read more

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Could I have help with sore ingrown toenails. I'm not sure whether to get them surgically removed but am scared it will be very painful. Is it and any advice?

Could I have help with sore ingrown toenails. I'm not sure whether to get them surgically removed but am scared it will be very painful. Is it and any advice?

Discomfort may vary: The healing rates can vary depending on the individual and on the exact type of procedure performed. There are different types of nail procedures. Discuss the recovery time with your surgeon who will be performing your surgery. If you have had repeated recurrence of the ingrown nails it may be good idea to have them removed permanently. Post op pain is usually only temporary. ...Read more

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Is there a way to remove an ingrown toenail?

Yes: See a foot doc this is an in office procedure under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Does getting an ingrown toenail removed hurt?

Does getting an ingrown toenail removed hurt?

Slightly: The injection of xylocaine (lidocaine) to numb the area will sting a bit, but the rest of the procedure should cause no pain. ...Read more

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How can an ingrown toenail be treated at home?

First aid: Treat by soaking, topical antibiotics. And open toed shoes. If you want to get better see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can it hurt to get an ingrown toenail removed?

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Can it hurt to get an ingrown toenail removed?

Hmm no: After the initial pain from needle stic to numb you up, the entire surgery is painless.Yip. ...Read more

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What are good home remedies for ingrown toenail?

Nail remedies: 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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Ingrown Toenail (Definition)

Also called onychocryptosis, this painful condition occurs when the edge of the nail grows into the ...Read more