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I have an ingrown nail, what to do?

I have an ingrown nail, what to do?

Painful nail: If you are suffering from an ingrown nail, start to soak it in warm water with one tablespoon of salt and add a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. Soak for twenty minutes. Afterwards apply a topical antibiotic. If this dies not help, go see a foot doctor. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have an ingrown nail?

How to tell if I have an ingrown 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 should I do after getting an ingrown nail removed?

What should I do after getting an ingrown nail removed?

Keep clean.: Follow the directions given to you by the doctor who removed the ingrown nail. Usually, those instructions consist of keeping it clean, and possibly using some antibiotic ointment and a bandaid to cover. Some physicians recommend daily soaking in warm water and epsom salts. Use an open toed shoe or sandal to keep pressure from the area until it heals. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain from an ingrown nail ?

What can I do to relieve the pain from an ingrown nail  ?

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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Can i remove my ingrown nail juat by myself? What should I do?

Can i remove my ingrown nail juat by myself? What should I do?

See a doctor.: I would not recommend removing your own toenail. If you've had a trauma to the nail or it's ingrown or infected, see a doctor: they can numb your toe and remove the nail in the office, in a controlled environment. I never recommend self-administered "bathroom surgery"! ...Read more

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What to do if i had an ingrown nail and they cut the nail in half. And now its hurts out of nowehere and it kills any 1 know how it can heal fast and less painful?

What to do if i had an ingrown nail and they cut the nail in half. And now its hurts out of nowehere and it kills any 1 know how it can heal fast and less painful?

Nail care: It may help to soaking your foot in warm water and epsom salt, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ointment to temporarily soften the corners. If pain or redness continues get it looked at by a professional. ...Read more

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How much pain should I expect from ingrown nail surgery?

How much pain should I expect from ingrown nail surgery?

Tender: Well my personal experience is that it hurts during the anesthetic injection, but thereafter, there is mild discomfort for several days. Your activities need to be curtailed for several days, and you need to take care of the woud with antibiotic ointment. Sometimes there is a fungal infection that would require a longer course of oral antifungal medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can help me with an ingrown nail?

Please tell me what can help me with an ingrown nail?

Take care of it.: 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 long would it take for a cut ingrown nail to grow back?

How long would it take for a cut ingrown nail to grow back?

Depends...: ...On the procedure. If just the border was taken out and no acid was used to burn the nail root, the nail will most often (about 95% of the time) grow back 1mm/month. If a chemical was used to permanently remove the nail, it should not grow back (very occasionally it does, but this is rare). ...Read more

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What procedure would they do on my toe if I have an ingrown nail?

What procedure would they do on my toe if I have an ingrown nail?

Removal, antibiotics: If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary (you're numbed up for this, don't worry!). 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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