Top
20
Doctor insights on: Prevent Ingrown Toenail

Share
1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Arnold Beresh
412 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
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

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
How do I prevent the return of an ingrown toenail?

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

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
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

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
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

See 3 more doctor answers
10

10
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

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Can I do anything to prevent ingrown toe nails?

Can I do anything to prevent ingrown toe nails?

Yes: Some people do have success with placing small cotton between the nail and nail fold. You can cut the toenail on a slight angle if it would otherwise grow in. If this is a chronic problem a podiatrist can permenately remove the ingrowing portion of the ingrown nail. This is a simple in office procedure. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
12

12
How do I fix my ingrown toenail?

Nail care: An ingrown toenail can feel like you have a thorn stuck in your skin. All the soaks, antibiotics and anything else in the world will not be able to get rid of this completely. You need to get that little piece of nail out to completely in order to resolve the issue. Get it taken care of by a professional to avoid preventable complications. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
How do I fix an ingrown toenail?

How do I fix an ingrown toenail?

It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. Soak to soften the area and try to get it free. 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

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
I have a ingrown toenail. What should I do?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
What to do if i may have an ingrown toenail?

What to do if i may have an ingrown toenail?

It may hurt, but...: 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

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
What to do if i may have an ingrown toenail ?

What to do if i may have an ingrown toenail ?

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

19

19
Why is it that i keep getting a ingrown toenail?

You keep using: Bad shoes with narrow tip , besides need correct complete treatments see your podiatrist as soon as possible. ...Read more

20

20
I have an ingrown toenail, is it possible that it heals by itself?

I have an ingrown toenail, is it possible that it heals by itself?

Pain, redness.: 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. While waiting to see your doctor, 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

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Arnold Beresh
340 doctors shared insights

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