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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


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How can I treat ingrown toenails?

How can I treat ingrown toenails?

See your podiatrist: There are many ways that ingrown nails can be treated. I do not recommend you doing it yourself or going to nail salon and having them take care of it. A podiatrist is trained in taking care of this and there are many treatment options that are available. ...Read more

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How to treatingrown toenails?

How to treatingrown toenails?

See a podiatrist: You might make the problem worse trying to dig them out yourself in terms of increased pain or infection. A podiatrist can give you fast pain relief. If this is a recurrent issue, there are permanent procedures that keep this from bothering you again in the future. ...Read more

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How can I treat an ingrowing toenail?

How can I treat an ingrowing toenail?

Cotton: Cotton between nail and skin can separate skin until nail grows out. If however this does not work a podiatrist can cut back the nail to relieve the pressure. If this is a chronic or recurrent problem they can perform a phenol matrixectomy where the side of nail is permanently narrowed to prevent future problems. ...Read more

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How do you treat ingrown toe nails?

How do you treat ingrown toe nails?

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 can a chiropodist treat an ingrown toenail?

How can a chiropodist treat an ingrown toenail?

Local anesthesia: To numb the toe, and remove the part of the nail which is ingrown. ...Read more

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How do I treat an ingrown toenail?

How do I treat an ingrown toenail?

Podiatrist: For mild ingrown toenail trim back nail and pack with cotton. For infected nail the inflammed tissue may need to be professionally removed by a foot doctor. If this is a recurrent problem there is an in office acid procedure which narrows the nail and prevents recurrences. ...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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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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How do you treat an ingrown big toe nail?

How do you treat an ingrown big toe nail?

Removal: Surgical removal is relatively easy in office procedure. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat an ingrown hair bump?

How can I effectively treat an ingrown hair bump?

Remove the hair: Clean area, lance bump, with tweezer-remove the hair. Apply betadine or triple antibiotic cream, until healed. ...Read more

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How can I treat an infected hangnail?

How can I treat an infected hangnail?

A Paronychia: is an infection that runs up the edge of a nail. The nail can be soaked with 50/50 warm water & antibacterial soap 3 to 4 x /day. If an abscess forms your physician may need to do an incision & drainage. ...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 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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How to prevent ingrown nails?

How to prevent ingrown nails?

Cut nails : Straight across, and don't off corners.

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How to treat an in-growing toe nail?

How to treat an in-growing toe nail?

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 ingrown toenail pain quickly?

How can I treat ingrown toenail pain quickly?

Try soaking : In warm water to soften the nail and then carefully trimming the nail. If you are diabetic do not try. Or simply see podiatrist and they will fix you up pronto. ...Read more

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How can I heal an ingrown toenail swollen area?

How can I heal an ingrown toenail swollen area?

It may hurt, but...: It's possible but unlikely that it will just heal. There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. 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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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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