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Ingrown Toenail Pedicure
Ingrown nails: If you have an ingrown nail getting a pedicure is not necessarily bad. However, you need to make sure of a couple of things. First, don't allow the person to try to dig the ingrown nail out. They will most likely make it worse. Second, if you have an infection and they don't sterilize their instruments properly, it can spread to others. I suggest you see a Podiatrist and get it treated first. ...Read more
Onychocryptosis is the medical name for ingrown toe nail. The nail can be flat or curved and still be ingrown. 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 ...Read more
Several ingrown toenail removal surgeries on same big toe. Very tiny nail left - really ugly and embarassing. Are there fake toenails?
Soaking and Topical: Non-surgical treatments for ingrown toenails are usually not successful especially if there is redeness and drainage from the toe. The proceudre to remove an infected toenail is a very minor procedure and usually provides immediate relief with little post-operative care. If you suffer from inrgown toenals you seek medical attention from a podiatrist to prevent further issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In Office Procedure: This is usually taken care via an in office procedure. The affected toe is numbed with a local anesthetic and the offending border removed. If the condition permits or requires a permanent correction can be performed via ablation of the cells that produce the nail. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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