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Good treatment for an in growing toenail?

Good treatment for an in growing toenail?

See a podiatrist: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. 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

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


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Is there any treatment for inward grown toenail?

Is there any treatment for inward grown toenail?

Simple procedure: Sometime the edge can be cut back. Sometimes anesthesia is used and then the edge is cut away & cauterized to stop regrowth. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails?

What is the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails?

Topical-Oral-Laser: There are 3 tratments that I recommend. Topical antifungal medication that is brushed on the toenail, several times daily. Very low cure rate. Oral antifungal medication such as Lamisil (terbinafine) that you take daily for 3 months. Or laiser treatments to get rid of the fungus. Lamisl and laser treatments have a much higher cure rate. Laser treatments are not usullay covered by insurance and can be expensive. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

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

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What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

See a podiatrist: The podiatrist can examine the toe and may be able to trim the nail properly for you and recommend a topical medication to avoid recurrence or may recommend a more definitive treatment. Depending on the chronicity of your ingrown toenails, you may want to have the edge of the nail plate removed temporarily or permanently. Both procedure are done in-office with little to no down-time. ...Read more

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Topical fungus nail treatment that is effective for toenails?

Topical fungus nail treatment that is effective for toenails?

Sometimes.: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best treatment of ingrown toenails?

Could you tell me what's the best treatment of ingrown toenails?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the topical fungus nail treatment that works best for toenails?

What is the topical fungus nail treatment that works best for toenails?

Topical meds: At this time don't work all that well. Of course if the fungus is not to bad you have a shot at it. The ones currently on the market work about 10% of the time. I believe there are 2 new ones that are about to come out that are claiming higher efficacy rates. ...Read more

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Would you suggest to use the home treatment for a hematoma in a toenail?

Would you suggest to use the home treatment for a hematoma in a toenail?

Time of Injury: It depends on the time of the injury. If its acute, then I do agree with my colleagues that a heated paperclip and puncturing the nail will evacuate the hematoma. However if it is chronic, a total nail avulsion might have to be performed since the blood has probably thickened. ...Read more

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Extreme ingrown toenails worst I have ever seen! What the best treatment?

Extreme ingrown toenails worst I have ever seen! What the best treatment?

See a podiatrist: You need to see a podiatrist who will probably use local anesthetic to numb the toe and remove the ingrown toenail.
If there is infection an antibiotic will be needed. ...Read more

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Which treatment if you have an ingrown toenails which are nasty and very painful is the very best?

Which treatment if you have an ingrown toenails which are nasty and very painful is the very best?

Removal, antibiotics: If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary (you're numbed up for this, don't worry!). 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

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My mom's toenails have surface & have darker color than usual. What could be the reason & treatment? Thank you.

My mom's toenails have surface & have darker color than usual. What could be the reason & treatment? Thank you.

Other possibilities: In addition to the common causes enumerated by dr. Kopes-kerr, there are several distinctive patterns of nail discoloration which signal underlying medical conditions or syndromes. A nail expert (usually a dermatologist) should examine your mother. Btw greenish discoloration is often caused by pseudomonas bacteria, not fungus. ...Read more

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Do you know any painless treatment/management of ingrown toenails?

Do you know any painless treatment/management of ingrown toenails?

Ingrown: Outside of periodically trimming the offending nail edge back, there is no painless treatment. Even with the surgical treatment my patients rarely take more than tylenol (acetaminophen). See your podiatrist and discuss your concerns so they can be accommodated in the best manner possible. ...Read more

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Best treatment for toenail fungus?

Best treatment for toenail fungus?

Oral medication: Oral medication is the most effective way of treating toenail fungus. Laser treatments also work but ar enot covered by insurance and can be expensive. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for an ingrown toenail?

Removal: As an ingrown nail is actually a 'foreign body', it needs to be removed, either temporarily or permanently. Both procedures are performed in the office under local anesthesia. Normal activitty can be resumed the day after surgery in most cases. ...Read more

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What should I expect after treatment of an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown nail: You can expect to be pain free. It's a simple in office procedure and most are able to do daily activity the next day. ...Read more

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Is there any toenail fungus treatment?

Is there any toenail fungus treatment?

There are many: There are many treatments for toenail fungus. The most common are Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets, topical medications and laser treatment. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for toenail fungus?

What is the most effective treatment for toenail fungus?

Statistically, the: Best treatments are laser and oral terbinafine. Each has its benefits and drawbacks. Topical medications are best used as an adjunct to one of the above, as they rarely work alone. The various home remedies almost never work on fungus. ...Read more

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What to do about ingrown toenail treatment unsuccessful?

What to do about ingrown toenail treatment unsuccessful?

Nail care: 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 again. You may benefit with a permanent removal of the ingrown part of the nail. ...Read more

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What will happen if you leave an ingrown toenail without treatment?

What will happen if you leave an ingrown toenail without treatment?

Infection of bone: Ingrown toenails can cause infection in the skin which can progress to bone infections. The skin in your toe is close to your bone so long standing ingrown toe nails are dangerous. If infection gets to your bone, there is a chance you can lose your toe. ...Read more

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I'm getting my ingrown toenail treated in a few days, how long is the treatment process?

Ingrown nail: What I do is remove it under local and remove part of the matrix which is a very quick procedure and heals quite quickly in most cases. Matrix can be removed either by acid or surgically ...Read more

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I'm getting my ingrown toenail treated in a few days. What is the duration of the treatment process?

Depends: Treatment of ingrown nail consist of toe- ring block (local anasthetic) followed by partial or total nail excision and debridement. This process can range between 15 to 45 min. ...Read more

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What is a toenail fungus treatment?

Few: Choices are topicals, orals or laser. Topicals are the lease effective working about 8-10% of the time. Orals are most effective - shold monitor liver function enzymes when going on them. Lasers are better than topicals not quite as good as orals and while you don't have to monitor blood they are expensive about 750-1, 000 for the treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best toenail fungus treatment?

What is the best toenail fungus treatment?

Many possibilities: Topical solutions, oral medications, laser treatments, surgical removal, homeopathic remedies, etc. The most used treatment is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets once daily for 90 days. See a podiatrist for what may be best for your specific needs and expectations. ...Read more

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What's the best product for toenail fungus treatment?

We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it's fungus, and from there you have several options (again, none guaranteed 100%): topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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Toenail fungus. Want to wear sandals. What is good treatment.?

There are many: Treatments range from topical medicine, to medication by mouth, to laser treatment.
What you have to remember is that it takes approx. 1 year for the nail to grow out clear. ...Read more

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What is the most effective toenail fungus treatment that is natural and safe?

Go High Tech: If you want safe and natural there is only one choice for you. Laser has no significant side effects. Keep in mind there are no effective home remedies for toenail fungus. ...Read more

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What is the best toenail fungus treatment that is natural, safe, and of course effective.?

Fungus: There isn't one. That is not to say other methods are dangerous. The pinpoint laser in my office is not dangerous to humans - fungus, yes, humans, no. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Is toenail fungus with M. Gypseum contagious to other family members? How can I avoid spreading during treatment?

Spreading is a myth.: In short, dermatophytes are saprophytes - meaning an organism that grows on non living tissue. The nail has to have some sort of damage, thickness, pulling up from the nail bed first for the fungus to get into or under the nail. Unless someone is immunologically compromised, it is very rare to 'pass' the fungus from one person to another. ...Read more