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Ingrown toe nail slight swelling? Do I soak it in hot water an hour?

Ingrown toe nail slight swelling? Do I soak it in hot water an hour?

Not for an hour.: And not in hot water. Soak in luke warm water and epsom salts for 15 minutes, cover with a bandaid, and see your podiatrist for a permanent solution as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I've asmall localized swelling at myproximal nail fold 5days ago.Painless not tender not red or hot.I tried to soak my finger in hot waterbut no gain?

I've asmall localized swelling  at myproximal  nail fold 5days ago.Painless not tender not red or hot.I tried to soak my finger in hot waterbut no gain?

swelling at nailfold: By your description, it may be a digital mucous cyst. They are commonly in the area you describe, painless. You don't need to treat unless it is bothersome. Treatment would be biopsy and cauterizing the base, but they are notorious for recurring. ...Read more

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Should i put my foot in cold water or warm water after an injury?

Should i put my foot in cold water or warm water after an injury?

See below: For the first 48-72 hours use ice and then switch to heat. ...Read more

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I removed a bee stinger with a tweezers from my toddler's foot. Foot fine 1st day, swollen and itchy 2nd day. Worried part of stinger still in foot?

I removed a bee stinger with a tweezers from my toddler's foot.   Foot fine 1st day, swollen and itchy 2nd day.  Worried part of stinger still in foot?

Not likely: Bee stings tend to get worse for 48 hours then begin resolving over subsequent week. Removal of stinger is good and unlikely that any could be retained. ...Read more

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Ingrown r toe nail, with slight swelling. What benefit does epsom salt has anyway?

Ingrown r toe nail, with slight swelling. What benefit does epsom salt has anyway?

Decreased swelling : Epsom salt soaks help to reduce the swelling and soothe the tissue. If your ingrown toenail is chronic then you need to see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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10 days ago,I hurt my wrist.Today,applied ice(in a towel) to wrist for 20 minutes.Then washed it with warm water.The skin there feels burning.Problem?

10 days ago,I hurt my wrist.Today,applied ice(in a towel) to wrist for 20 minutes.Then washed it with warm water.The skin there feels burning.Problem?

Frostnip: With mild/superficial frostbite (frostnip) you will develop a "burning" sensation in the frozen area even if you wash with cold water. This will resolve as blood flow and warmth are restored to the area of skin. Be careful though as deeper frostbite can result in skin damage just like a burn. If you numb the area too well during icing, you may not be aware that the damage is occuring. ...Read more

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What to do for an infected ingrown? I got the nail out but the pus pocket is still ontop. I soaked it in epsome salt. How to bring down the swellen

What to do for an infected ingrown? I got the nail out but the pus pocket is still ontop. I soaked it in epsome salt. How to bring down the swellen

Felon or parnonychia: It is best to do local therapy as well as using oral antibiotics and at times drainage is required. ...Read more

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Big toe very red in the corner from in grown toe nail. Cut the nail away but appears infected. Soaking in tea tree oil Helps. Do I need anti biot?

Big toe very red in the corner from in grown toe nail. Cut the nail away but appears infected. Soaking in tea tree oil   Helps. Do I need anti biot?

See DR: Tea tree oil worthless. The Dr who cut away the nail will be interested to inspect this and talk to you. The red area may be a normal response to surgery or infection. Is there pus? A red streak up the toe? How long since surgery? ...Read more

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My fingernails hurt when i wash hands in warm water. No discoloration or visible problems. If i put on nail polish i don't feel pain.

My fingernails hurt when i wash hands in warm water. No discoloration or visible problems. If i put on nail polish i don't feel pain.

Polish remover?: The acetone in nail polish remover can cause brief sensitivity to hot or cold water. Make certain that it is thoroughly washed from the hands after use. ...Read more

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If i can soak my feet in epson salt and shave off dead callus skin on my feet is it ok or should I stop cause the dead skin reappears a few days later?

If i can soak my feet in epson salt and shave off dead callus skin on my feet is it ok or should I stop cause the dead skin reappears a few days later?

Okay to shave, but..: You should determine why the callus is forming in the first place. Callus is the result of some force being applied to the skin. Whether it's from a shoe, the way you walk or the shape of your foot. You may need a different style shoe or some type of pad or support to go in certain shoes when you are doing certain activities that may be more stressful and irritating to your skin. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I had a bathalin cyst lanced yesterday. It's steadily oozing. I have to wear a pad, obviously. Can i take a bath? Would love to soak in warm water

I had a bathalin cyst lanced yesterday.  It's steadily oozing.  I have to wear a pad, obviously.  Can i take a bath?  Would love to soak in warm water

Bartholin's Cyst: For a small bartholin's cyst that is not too painful, treatment consists of sitz baths with follow-up if the cyst enlarges or becomes painful. Especially with recurrent cysts treatment with antibiotics and sitz baths to cool off the infection is sometimes done. If this clears up the infection, a surgical procedure called a marsupialization can be done later. ...Read more

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I have a glass sliver in my foot. Is it safe to soak my foot in Epsom salt? Does Ichthammol actually work to draw the sliver out? Never used before.

I have a glass sliver in my foot. Is it safe to soak my foot in Epsom salt? Does Ichthammol actually  work to draw the sliver out? Never used before.

See a doctor: iccthymol is good for drawing the stuff out of boils. It works mostly on liquid things. Glass has a way of moving around. You do not want to wait with this. It could go deeper into your foot. ...Read more

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Clipping lizards toenail and toenail hit me in eyelid and cut it. Cleaned with soap, peroxide, and neosporin. Will i be okay... Still hurts a little?

Clipping lizards toenail and toenail hit me in eyelid and cut it. Cleaned with soap, peroxide, and neosporin. Will i be okay... Still hurts a little?

Should be fine. : You should be fine. If it starts to get worse see someone. There is no reason it should cause an infection in a young person if it has been cleaned as you said. ...Read more

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Awakened last night by sudden, sharp, throbbing pain in big toe. Slightly red, warm, stiff. No swelling. Healthy diet but drink wine. No ingrown nail.

Awakened last night by sudden, sharp, throbbing pain in big toe. Slightly red, warm, stiff. No swelling. Healthy diet but drink wine. No ingrown nail.

Gout: Sounds like Gout, see a podiatrist for a quick relief, can get a shot or oral meds. Do not soak, Hydrate well and keep your foot warm ...Read more

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Toenail ripped completely off 72 ago bleeding stopped, pain so intense can stand touching anything been soaking in epsom salt, no pus just red. Tips?

Toenail ripped completely off 72 ago bleeding stopped, pain so intense can stand touching anything been soaking in epsom salt, no pus just red.  Tips?

Nail: If the entire nail came off then there's no much for us to do, other than follow up and monitor for infection. See a podiatrist, if it gets infected (redness is an early sign) you might need a course of oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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After running in new running shoes, 4th toe on left foot had pain with pressure like ingrown toenail. no sign of ingrown nail. I have full movement,?

If the toenail: is bothering you it could be bruised, you may have a subungal spur and I would not fully rule out the ingrown toenail. It may not be infected but still can be ingrowing. If pain persists see a foot doc. ...Read more

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


Toes (Definition)

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