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Is there anything I can do for a painful ingrown toenail?

Is there anything I can do for a painful ingrown toenail?

Possibly: Home remedies for ingrown toenails include soaking in a solution of warm water and epsom salt. Some have also found benefit to putting a small wad of cotton between the nail and the nail fold (skin). Unfortunately, home remedies for ingrown toenails are not very effective. Lack of improvement or pus warrants a visit to your doctor or podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Ingrown Toenail (Definition)

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


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Terribly painful ingrown toenail. What can I do to fix it?

Terribly painful ingrown toenail. What can I do to fix it?

Soaking cana help: You can try to soak the foot in some warm water and epsom salt. This may relieve the pain until you can have the offending part of the nail removed from your skin. See your local podiatrist soon before the toe gets infected as once the nail pierces the skin it will become infected. It is a simple office procedure which will get you back to a non painful toe. ...Read more

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I will have my toenail surgery in 2 days. Will it be more painful than ingrown toenail pain?

No.: Generally, once the ingrown nail is removed, you have much less pain. The doctor will numb your toe for the procedure, and afterward, it's like having a splinter removed--as soon as the pressure is gone, it starts feeling better immediately! ...Read more

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I have had ingrown toenails on both big toes for 6 months now. Really getting painful. What is te best way to remove ingrown toenails?

I have had ingrown toenails on both big toes for 6 months now. Really getting painful. What is te best way to remove ingrown toenails?

See podiatrist: There is a procedure known as a matricectomy to have this done. Local anesthesia is required. The procedure is a quick 5-10 minute procedure. Your problem should be gone afterwards.....Forever. ...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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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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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