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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

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 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 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 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 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 to treat an ingrown toenail after surgery?

How to treat an ingrown toenail after surgery?

It can vary: I have my patient's soak in warm water-epsom salts daily for a few days (if the permanent correction is performed, it can be up to six weeks). A topical antibiotic and dressing for a few days should help. If redness, puffiness and/or pain persists, i might prescribe an antibiotic. If the patient has no improvement within a few days i see them. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the best possible way to remove an ingrown toe nail from home?

Can you please tell me the best possible way to remove an ingrown toe nail from home?

You can not : It is difficult to remove the ingrown nail while doing 'bathroom' surgery. An ingrown nail is when a nail spicule protrudes downward into the nail groove. That is the most difficult part for an individual to perform on themselves. Very often that spicule gets worse and infection will occur. This infection is very close to the bone and can easily cause osteomyelitis. See your podiatrist for proper care. ...Read more

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Can it hurt to get an ingrown toenail removed?

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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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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What is the best way to remove an ingrown hair at home? Any tips?

What is the best way to remove an ingrown hair at home? Any tips?

Telephone: For best results, least amount of pain, smallest risk of permanent scarring, call a Dermatologist. Anything else is not cost effective. ...Read more

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How can one fix an ingrown toenail without going to the doctor?

How can one fix an ingrown toenail without going to the doctor?

Soak the foot in : Warm to hot water so the nail softens and cautiously try and trim the nail away from the skin. My strong advice is to go to the podiatrist as often times when people attempt the above maneuver they invariably cause an infection which compounds the problem. A podiatrist can perform the procedure under local anesthesia and make it a permenant correction. ...Read more

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Can i cure an ingrown toe nail with home remedies?

Can i cure an ingrown toe nail with home remedies?

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 surgery?

How to get rid of an ingrown toenail without surgery?

It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. Soak to soften the area and try to get it free. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...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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What will work to get rid of an ingrown toenail?

What will  work to get rid of an ingrown toenail?

See a podiatrist: Ingrown toenails can be difficult to treat yourself. Many patients try to trim out the side, but usally are not able to get back far enough to get rid of the ingrown nail. A podiatrist can do a permanant correction where it will never grow back ingrown again. ...Read more

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How to numb an ingrown toenail?

How to numb an ingrown toenail?

Local anesthesia: This is performed by a qualified health professional: ie a podiatrist in order to properly be able to remove ingrown portion of toenail which otherwise could not be done without severe pain or done at all. ...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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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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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