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What can I do to care for an ingrown toenail?

What can I do to care for an ingrown toenail?

See a podiatrist: You might make the problem worse trying to dig them out yourself in terms of increased pain or infection. A podiatrist can give you fast pain relief. If this is a recurrent issue, there are permanent procedures that keep this from bothering you again in the future. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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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


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What can you do to take care of an ingrown toenail?

What can you do to take care of an ingrown toenail?

You pick up the : Phone and call your local podiatrist, make an appointment. ...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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What does a doctor do for an ingrown toenail?

What does a doctor do for an ingrown toenail?

Removal: The procedure is called a phenol and alcohol procedure. This entails numbing your toe, removing the offending nail part and then killing the nail root to keep the nail from regrowing. It takes about 2-3 weeks to heal but there is a good chance it will feel better for you the next day. If the nail is only ingrown at the tip of the toe an intrument is used to gently remove the part that hurts. ...Read more

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What can I do to take care of an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown nail: The very best thing to do, is to see your podiatrist who will care for it. I always tell my patients homecare is bs - bathroom surgery and is not advisable. ...Read more

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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

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What to do with an ingrown toenail if a runner?

What to do with an ingrown toenail if a runner?

Ingrown toenail: Conservative care by cutting away the offending portion of nail periodically should suffice. ...Read more

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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

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What can you do about an ingrown hair?

What can you do about an ingrown hair?

Ingrown hairs: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more

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What do you do for an ingrown hair?

What do you do for an ingrown hair?

Exfoliate and warm: First bet is to allow nature to take its course. If it doesn't naturally come out as the skin turns over, gently exfoliate with microbeads (not nut scrubs, too harsh), then warm in steam or compresses to expand the pore, then gently try to pluck it out with tweezers without scarring surrounding skin. A dermatologist can do this professionally without scars. Also prevent recurrence - laser hair. ...Read more

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Please explain what does a chiropodist do to treat an ingrown toenail?

Depends: First, Chiropodist is an outdated term and we are called Podiatrists. The extent of ingrown nail removal depends on how bad it is and if infection is present. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of an ingrown toenail?

What should I do to get rid of an ingrown toenail?

If it is acutely: inflamed, you need to see a doctor for nail removal and maybe even antibiotics. If it is a chronic problem, you should start to use nail clipping techniques that avoid sharp edges that grow into surrounding skin. Your doctor can show you this technique at next visit. ...Read more

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What can I do to eliminate an ingrown toe nail?

What can I do to eliminate an ingrown toe nail?

Not the right choice: 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 continued pain, redness or 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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What to do for ingrown toenail if you need to walk a lot?

Ingrown toenail: Permanent removal of the offending side of the toenail is safe, easy and minimally painful post-op. It is the most definitive approach. Otherwise, periodic trimming of the side of the nail would be needed. ...Read more

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Ingrown toenail and might possibly have partial toenail removal. What can you tell me to stop worrying?

Ingrown toenail and might possibly have partial toenail removal. What can you tell me to stop worrying?

Simple procedure: There are many simple "partial nail removal" procedures that are non-painful and can be done for you in only a few minutes. The procedure selected by your podiatrist is based on what part of the nail is ingrown. Most are easy removals with very little pain. ...Read more

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What should you do about an ingrown toenail and an infected toe ?

One mean ingrown: Have it examined and either conservative treatment or a simple nail surgery could remedy your problem. ...Read more

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How can you know if u have an ingrown toenail?

See below: Ingrown nails are usually painful especially when there is pressure applied to it. Sometimes you can see the nail edge pressing into the skin or there may be redness, swelling and infection. ...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