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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Ingrown Toenail (Overview)

Also called onychocryptosis, this condition occurs when the margin of the nail impinges into the flesh (nail fold) on either side of the nail or even the end of the nail. This can lead to violation of the skin (paronychia) and open you up to infections. These are painful and can easily be treated by your local podiatrist.


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What causes an ingrown toenail?

What causes an ingrown toenail?

See below.: Most commonly nail being cut too short or incorrectly. Toenails should normally be cut straight across and not with rounded corners. They should not be cut lower than skin. Other common causes are trauma, tight shoes or heredity. Some congenitial conditions or syndromes may cause this as well. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
421 Doctors shared insights

Ingrown Toenail (Overview)

Also called onychocryptosis, this condition occurs when the margin of the nail impinges into the flesh (nail fold) on either side of the nail or even the end of the nail. This can lead to violation of the skin (paronychia) and open you up to infections. These are painful and can easily be treated by your local podiatrist.


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What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

See a podiatrist: The podiatrist can examine the toe and may be able to trim the nail properly for you and recommend a topical medication to avoid recurrence or may recommend a more definitive treatment. Depending on the chronicity of your ingrown toenails, you may want to have the edge of the nail plate removed temporarily or permanently. Both procedure are done in-office with little to no down-time. ...Read more

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Ingrown toenail (Tip)

See a podiatrist for ingrown nails. Many need to be removed but some can be treated with clipping. ...See more

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Treating an Ingrown Toenail (Checklist)

Make sure your shoes aren't too tight
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Have it evaluated by your podiatrist if there are signs of infection
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See a podiatrist if pain persists or doesn't improve
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What are the symptoms of Ingrown toenail?

What are the symptoms of Ingrown toenail?

The symptoms of Ingrown toenail include:: Toe pain, Toe swelling, Big toe pain, Big toe swelling, Toe inflammation. ...Read more

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How do I prevent ingrown toenails?

How do I prevent ingrown toenails?

See below: Proper nail care, trim the nails straight across and then use a file to round the edges. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck Dr. Beck
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Ingrown toenail (Tip)

Avoid tight shoes or boots, trim your nail very carefully, soak your feet in salt and water. ...See more

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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

Scrub commonly affected areas with a loofah
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Allow hair to grow out in areas you shave
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Wear clothing that does not cause irritation
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What causes ingrown toenails?

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

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What are the symptoms of ingrown toenails?

What are the symptoms of ingrown toenails?

Infection: Swelling, redness and drainage with possible abnormal growth of the nailplate. ...Read more

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Ingrown toenail (Tip)

Keep trimmed—but a bit long and straight. Elevate edge after bath/shower when nail is soft. ...See more

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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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What type of doctor treats ingrown toenail surgery?

A podiatrist: A podiatrist treats ingrown nails of the feet. ...Read more

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Ingrown toenail (Tip)

Biting your nails will lead to risk of infections such as paronychias. ...See more

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I'm getting my ingrown toenail treated in a few days. What is the duration of the treatment process?

Depends: Treatment of ingrown nail consist of toe- ring block (local anasthetic) followed by partial or total nail excision and debridement. This process can range between 15 to 45 min. ...Read more

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What is the best way of treating an ingrown toenail?

What is the best way of treating an ingrown toenail?

Needs treatment: An ingrown toenail is caused by a nail spicule grownig into the skin. This piece of nail must be removed in order for the nail to heal. In many cases the spicule is in the back or middle of the nail border. If this is the case it would be very difficult and painful for you to try and remove yourself. You can even make it worse if the you do not get out all of the nail spicule. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Ingrown toenail (Tip)

File don't clip your nails! ...See more

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What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

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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I stubbed my toe cracked my nail down the right corner it's tender and turning red what are at home treatments for ingrown toenails?

I stubbed my toe cracked my nail down the right corner it's tender and turning red what are at home treatments for ingrown toenails?

Natural nail RX.: Treating an ingrown nail naturally can ease the pain. First soak the toe with warm water with two tablespoons of salt and add 1 teaspoon of peroxide in the water or use 1 teaspoon of tree tree oil bd soak twenty minutes. Apply a topical antibiotic then see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to cure ingrown toenails?

What is the fastest way to cure ingrown toenails?

See a Podiatrist: Do not suffer. Removal of an ingrown nail is a relatively easy office procedure and will provide quick relief of the pain. ...Read more

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