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Common treatment for an ingrown eyelash?

Common treatment for an ingrown eyelash?

Ingrown eyelash: Make an appointment with youreyedoctor. he can numb the eye and through epilation he can remove the ingrown eyelid which can scratch the cornea, cause irritation and pain ...Read more

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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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What is done for an ingrown toenail?

What is done for an ingrown toenail?

Remove....: Or cut out portion of nail that is ingrown. Depending on severity this can be done with or without anesthesia. If an infection is present, antibiotics may be necessary. In recurrent situations there are procedures to prevent that portion of nail from regrowing. ...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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Is having a toe operation to cure an ingrown toenail effective?

Good results: If a permanent removal procedure such as matrixectomy or a phenol and alcohol procedure is performed appropriately the recurrence rate is relatively low. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for an ingrown toenail?

What is the remedy for an ingrown toenail?

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 best cure for an ingrown toenail?

What is the best cure for an ingrown toenail?

Have it looked at.: Ingrown toenails can be temporarily 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. If you have redness and drainage, get it looked at by a professional as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed and you may need antibiotics. ...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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How can a chiropodist treat an ingrown toenail?

How can a chiropodist treat an ingrown toenail?

Local anesthesia: To numb the toe, and remove the part of the nail which is ingrown. ...Read more

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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

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A dermatologist cure the Ingrowing toenail infection?

Ingrown toenail: A podiatrist is the doctor to go to for evaluation and treatment of an ingrown toenail. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for an ingrown toenail?

Is there a home remedy for 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. In 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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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 are my options for curing an ingrown toenail?

What are my options for curing an ingrown toenail?

In office procedure: Ingrown toenails are easily resolved via an in office procedure where the toe is numbed and the offending border(s) removed. In some cases a permanent correction can be performed. ...Read more

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Remedy for ingrown toenail?

Remedy for ingrown toenail?

A good podiatrist : A good podiatrist can show you proper nail care and offer more permanent solutions if necessary. ...Read more

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What will a doctor do for an infected ingrown toenail?

What will a doctor do for an infected ingrown toenail?

Remove it/antibiotic: The ingrown portion of nail will have to be removed. Oral antibiotics probably will be necessary unless it is a very mild infection. ...Read more

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Does md remove ingrown toenails or should I just get a referral for a podiatrist for ingrown toe nail?

Does md remove ingrown toenails or should I just get a referral for a podiatrist for ingrown toe nail?

Depends ont the Dr.: It depends on the doctor. Some do and some don't. However, almost all podiatrist should remove toenails. ...Read more

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Treatment for toe nail fungus?

Treatment for toe nail fungus?

Nail fungus treatmen: I ususally outline the following options for my patinets: topical creams topical antifungal nail polish removal of nail oral antifungals (some risk of liver concerns) laser nail treatment. Talk with your podiatrist about these options to see which is best for you. ...Read more

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Does laser treatment work for toe nail fungus?

Yes: Toe laser treatment does work, but not 100%. You may require several treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Ingrown Toenail (Definition)

Also called onychocryptosis, this painful condition occurs when the edge of the nail grows into the ...Read more