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How do I fix an ingrown toe nail?

How do I fix an ingrown toe nail?

In office procedure: This is generally an in office procedure. The toe is numbed with a local anesthetic and then special instruments are used to cut out the ingrown portion of the nail. Depending on the status of the ingrown nail (ie infected, chronic, etc) a permanent ablation of the cells that produce the nail to that side may be considered. ...Read more

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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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What to do about ingrown toe nail?

What to do about ingrown toe nail?

Soak, see podiatrist: Soak foot in epsom salt and warm water. Make an appointment with your local podiatrist as soon as possible to have ingrown nail borders removed. By waiting too long you may develop an infection which may delay your healing. ...Read more

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How can I heal my ingrown toe nail?

How can I heal my ingrown toe nail?

Nail care: Ingrown toenails can be temporarily 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. If you have continued pain, redness or drainage, get it looked at by a professional as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed and you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I treat my ingrown toe nail?

How can I treat my ingrown toe nail?

Ingrown Nail: Nails should be cut straight across and allowed to grow past the cuticle a couple millimeters. If the ingrown nail is red, swollen,  tender or has any drainage, you must be seen by a Podiatrist to have it resected appropriately.   ...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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Will my ingrown toe nail heal on its own?

Likely not.: If you stepped on a nail until you removed the nail, it likely stays in the foot. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal an ingrown toe nail?

What can I do to heal an ingrown toe nail?

Pain, redness.: Redness and pain along the nail border, sometimes with drainage indicates an ingrown toenail. If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. While waiting to see your doctor, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid. ...Read more

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What do you do about an ingrown toe nail?

What do you do about an ingrown toe nail?

Staged treatment: Hi, they are a real nuisance- painful, prone to infection and cosmetically unappealing. 1-ensure you are cutting your nails properly. Straight and distal to the skin margin NOT short, curved and flush with skin. 2- nail care with a chiropodist generally settles things and is the next sensible step. 3- if this fails then a small operation to remove a wedge or all of the nail works. ...Read more

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I would like help with an ingrown toe nail?

I would like help with an ingrown toe nail?

It may hurt, but...: 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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What can I do to eliminate an ingrown toe nail?

What can I do to eliminate an ingrown toe nail?

Not the right choice: Ingrown toenails can be temporarily 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. If you have continued pain, redness or drainage, get it looked at by a professional as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed and you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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