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What is the best treatment for an ingrown toenail?

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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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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Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?

Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?

So the : Water will initially soften the nail and the salt can help kill infection if one is present but at sametime it can also burn. Best bet is to see foot doctor because you risk further infection playing around with it. ...Read more

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What should I expect after treatment of an ingrown toenail?

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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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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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?

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

See chiropodist: Chiropodists or podiatrists are well trained and versed in the care of ingrown toe nails. Some just require soaking +- antibiotics and professional trimming of the nail. If very bad with granulation tissue (chronic sore) or unresponsive to conservative therapy may require surgery. ...Read more

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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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I've had an ingrown toenail for around 3 years now. Inflammation and pain is coming from my ingrown toenail. What should I do for treatment?

I've had an ingrown toenail for around 3 years now. Inflammation and pain is coming from my ingrown toenail. What should I do for treatment?

See a professional: 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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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