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Prevent Ingrown Toenail
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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