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How can I treat ingrown toenails?

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

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Ingrown Toenail (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How can I treat my ingrown toenails?

Get it looked at.: 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 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

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How could I prevent from getting ingrown toenails?

How could I prevent from getting ingrown toenails?

Proper care: Cut nails straight across and not down sides or too short below skin. Wear proper fitting shoes. ...Read more

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How do I treat an ingrown toenail?

How do I treat an ingrown toenail?

Podiatrist: For mild ingrown toenail trim back nail and pack with cotton. For infected nail the inflammed tissue may need to be professionally removed by a foot doctor. If this is a recurrent problem there is an in office acid procedure which narrows the nail and prevents recurrences. ...Read more

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How can I dissolve an ingrown toenail?

Not the best way: Seeing a podiatrist to have it taken care of properly is the best way to resolve an ingrown toenail. Sometimes, 40-50% urea can be applied to the nail under occlusion to hydrolize (waterlog) the toenail to have it come off might be what you are thinking. ...Read more

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I have an ingrown toenail. How do I cut it?

In order 2-: -avoid serious complications seek care from a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an ingrown toenail?

How can I tell if I have an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown toenail.: You will usually have pain along the sides and tips of your toenail borders, if you have ingrown toenail. And, if these borders are also red and swollen, you may also have an infected ingrown toenail problem. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease my ingrown toenail pain?

What can I do to ease my ingrown toenail pain?

Nail care: 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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I have a really bad ingrown toenail. What should I do?

Nail care: The ingrown part of the nail is not always visible. Try soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ointment to temporarily soften the corners. If you have redness and drainage, get it looked at by a professional, as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed. ...Read more

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Please help! I have an ingrown toenail, what should I do?

See a podiatrist: Removal of an ingrown toenail is a simple procedure under local anesthesia.

You can try to soak the toe in warm water with epsom salt to soften the skin and then try to lift the nail edge and pack a small piece of cotton under it. Apply antiseptic and bandaid. ...Read more

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I've just had an ingrown toenail operationi. How I should clean the wound?

I've just had an ingrown toenail operationi. How I should clean the wound?

Soaking: I have my patients soak their foot in warm water and epsom salt once a day, dry the toe well and apply an antibiotic cream to the surgery site.

This is usually done for 2 weeks.

Check with your doctor to see if he/she recomends the same treatment as you are under their guidance after the surgery. ...Read more

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How can I heal an ingrown toenail swollen area?

How can I heal an ingrown toenail swollen area?

It may hurt, but...: It's possible but unlikely that it will just heal. 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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What should I do to prevent an ingrown toenail?

What should I do to prevent an ingrown toenail?

See below: Cut the nail straight across and then use a file to round the edges. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ingrown toenail infected?

Evaluation: See a Podiatrist ASAP, as infection can worsen. ...Read more

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How do I prevent the return of an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown toenail: Permanent removal of an ingrown toenail involves an office procedure under local anesthesia. Once the nail border is removed the matrix (root) of the nail is cauterized usually with a chemical (phenol). The ingrown nail should not grow back after this is performed. ...Read more

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How can I stop an ingrown toenail from coming back?

Have root: Removed. A painless proceedure that can be perfomed in your podiatrists office. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to prevent ingrown toenail?

Avoid "cutting out": Try and trim them straight across, avoid tight and pointed shoes, see a podiatrist for possible corrective procedure. ...Read more

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How could I cushion an ingrown toenail so I can jog?

See below: In grown toe nail maybe an indication of an infection and should be evaluated and treated by a podiatrist. You should not neglect it and try to mask the symptoms. That could lead to a more serious problem especially if you are a diabetic. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think my ingrown toenail is infected?

What should I do if I think my ingrown toenail is infected?

Soak/antibiotic oint: Soak in warm soapy water 15-20 min daily, trim the nail corner if easy access and you can see it well, rinse with hydrogen peroxide, blot dry, apply antibiotic ointment and a band aid. Continue until resolved. If chronic problems or an increase in redness, soreness or concerns, see your podiatrist. It is not a difficult problem to fix on a permanent basis if necessary. Dr l. ...Read more

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What amount pain will I be in after ingrown toenail surgery?

What amount pain will I be in after ingrown toenail surgery?

Mild: Most people who have ingrown toenail procedure have very minimal post procedural pain. A NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) typically will help with post procedural pain. ...Read more

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How long after ingrown toenail surgery do I wait to exercise?

How long after ingrown toenail surgery do I wait to exercise?

Depends: On exactly what you had done. When I do a procedure to remove an ingrown nail in the office, the patient is told they have no activity restrictions afterwords. ...Read more

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What to if I am having ingrown toenail removal. What to expect?

Needle: Normally what happens is you get a needle first to make your toe numb. Often times the dr will spray your skin with a cold spray first so the needle doesn't hurt too bad. The need part is uncomfortable then once you are numb you won't feel anything. It normally stays numb for about 4 hours after the procedure then it hurts a bit for a day or 2 and then you're all fixed! ...Read more

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I am going to have ingrown toenail surgery, does the shot hurts?

Depends: On your pain tolerance, severity of problem, presence of infection, circulatory and neurological status as well as the technique of administration of the injection. Generally, if you relax as best you can, under most circumstances, the injection is not excessively painful. ...Read more

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I've got an ingrown toenail problem, its realy swollen up. Help?

I've got an ingrown toenail problem, its realy swollen up. Help?

Have it looked at.: Leaving an ingrown nail untreated could lead to the development of an abscess and possible underlying bone infection. Get it taken care of by a professional to avoid preventable complications. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal the swollen area around the ingrown toenail?

What can I do to heal the swollen area around the ingrown toenail?

Soak in epsom salts.: 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. If you can't get in to see a doctor immediately, 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 to do if I have an ingrown toenail : (infected. What do I do?

You see a foot: Doctor who will fix you all up in about five minutes. (Once your in the exam room) ...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