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I need some tips on how to prevent ingrown toenail?

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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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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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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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 is a good way to prevent an ingrown toenail?

What is a good way to prevent an ingrown toenail?

Cut nails: Straight across, without digging into the side of the toenails. ...Read more

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What is a good way to prevent an ingrown toenail?

What is a good way to prevent an ingrown toenail?

See a podiatrist: Learn how to trim nails. Avoid shoes that may be pressing the toes. Get feet checked properly and if a sliver of nail is causing the problem, it can be properly cut. A keratolytic can be used to soften the nail and improve the nail fold. If ingrown nails are a chronic problem, the podiatrist may recommend an avulsion or a permanent removal of the nail. These are in-office procedures. ...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 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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I get ingrown toenails about every month. I can't seem to prevent the or make them go away! what should I do?

Nail Surgery: You need a permanent partial nail removal on the side of the toe that's growing in. You need to see a podiatrist for a full evaluation ...Read more

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How should I prevent an ingrown toe nail?

How should I prevent an ingrown toe nail?

Cut correctly, shoes: Wear proper fitting footwear. Cut nails straight across and not down the sides. Do not cut too short so nail will not grow into skin. ...Read more

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How do I prevent ingrown toe nails?

How do I prevent ingrown toe nails?

Cut nails straight: Cutting the nails straight across is always recommended. However, sometimes if the nail is slightly ingrown this won't help, you may have to carefully cut the corner on a slant. Be careful not to cut any skin. ...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