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Infected to an ingrown toenail...Cure?

Infected to an ingrown toenail...Cure?

Careful /Caution: Infected ingrown toenails can be serious. Usually caused by impropper cutting of nails or breaking off corners. Cut toe nails straight across. If infected, try lifting up the corner& packing a small amount of cotton under the nail. Soak in soapy water & dry well & apply antibiotic oint. Wear open toed footwear. If pus & streakng see md or podiatrist for eval. Many need a procedure & antibio. ...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


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Can ingrown toenail removal hurt?

Can ingrown toenail removal hurt?

YES...but not much: Excising the ingrown nail is usually done under local anesthesia. The digital nerve is blocked with an injection of local anesthetic. The initial pinprick can be felt, but if the injection is done gently there's only a brief discomfort. Once the toe is numb, the nail can be removed. Once the numbness recedes, there can be some mild soreness. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can family physician remove an infected ingrown toe nail?

Can family physician  remove an infected ingrown toe nail?

Why not ask them?: For the most part, i believe they will defer to a podiatrist. It is hard for a primary care doc to keep instruments for every type of scenerio. This is why we have specialists. ...Read more

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How painful is ingrown toenail removal?

It depends: Some ingrown toenail removal procedures are performed without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. Your physician may use a cold spray to minimize the discomfort from the injection. The discomfort experienced from the injection will depend on your pain tolerance and the presence and severity of the infection if present. Following the injection, the procedure should be painless. ...Read more

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Doctor is removing an ingrown toe nail painful?..

Doctor is removing an ingrown toe nail painful?..

A Big Mosquito.: The idea of having an ingrown toenail removed will bring anxiety to most patients. Rest assured, your toe will be totally numb, although you may feel pressure, there should be no pain. In almost all cases the toe is anesthetized by what is called local anesthetic block. This introduction of fluid might cause some momentary discomfort as it is being injected. In a few seconds, the toe is numb. ...Read more

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Is ingrown toenail surgery painful?

Ingrown nails...: The surgical part of it will be painless if you are anesthetized properly. Getting an injection to numb up the toe isn't the most comfortable feeling, however it only lasts for a few seconds then the rest of the removal is pain-free. ...Read more

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Remedy for ingrown toenail?

A good podiatrist : A good podiatrist can show you proper nail care and offer more permanent solutions if necessary. ...Read more

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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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A dermatologist cure the Ingrowing toenail infection?

A dermatologist cure the Ingrowing toenail infection?

Ingrown toenail: A podiatrist is the doctor to go to for evaluation and treatment of an ingrown toenail. ...Read more

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Can torn nails cause ingrown toenail?

Es: As the ragged toenail grows out it gets caught in the skin and becomes ingrown. ...Read more

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How painful is an ingrown toenail?

Can be a pretty : Sharp pain. Most commonly there is a sharp spike of a nail poking or penetrating. Press on it the wrong way and it feels like you're being stabbed down there. ...Read more

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CRPS- L foot-infected toenail. Nail removed, nail bed not destroyed -still infected. Could dr/podiatrist treat nail bed now to get rid of infection?

CRPS- L foot-infected toenail. Nail  removed, nail bed not destroyed -still infected. Could dr/podiatrist treat nail bed now to get rid of infection?

Infected nail: Yes. It should rather straight forward to now treat the infection. in the interim soak in salt water and white vinegar. Three tablespoons each , warm water for 5-7minutesuntil you see the doctor ...Read more

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Ingrown hair /cyst?

Ingrown hair /cyst?

Surgical removal: Treatment of choice surgical removal.

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Could an ingrown toenail kill you?

Could an ingrown toenail kill you?

Unlikely: But any infection , from any where in the body , if flesh eating bacteria sets in ( necrotizing fascists ) could be lethal if untreated and neglected m more venerable if immunologically compromised ( HIV , chemo , transplant etc ). ...Read more

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Toenail fungus infection treatments?

Toenail fungus infection treatments?

There are few: There are 3 main treatment options for toenail fungus. The 1st option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects. The 2nd option is laser treatment, a highly effective option in my experience. The 3rd option is a topical medication, which is the least effective of the three. Consult your doctor for the right treatment for you. ...Read more

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Can a nail fungus spread to other, uninfected, nails?

Can a nail fungus spread to other, uninfected, nails?

Nail fungus spread: Since nail fungus is spread by direct contact, it is very likely that this can spread from one nail to another especially on the same foot. When treating nail fungus, i recommend treating all nails. Healthy nails should be treated in addition to the infected nails in order to prevent spread of the fungus. ...Read more

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What causes ingrown toenails?

What causes ingrown toenails?

Several things: Injury, improper cutting of toenails, tight shoes. ...Read more

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