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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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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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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 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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Is there a medication that i can take orally that would knock me out for an ingrown toenail procedure cause im bad with shots?

Is there a medication that i can take orally that would knock me out for an ingrown toenail procedure cause im bad with shots?

Yes: Your doctor should be able to offer a pill to relax you and make the injections easier. You can't be made unconscious, but it should calm you enough that the minute or so it takes to numb your toe will be no big deal. They can also use cold spray on the skin so you hardly feel the actual needle stick, just a little stinging from the medication. ...Read more

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What is done for an ingrown toenail?

Treat: The infection if there is one. Remove the ingrown portion of the nail. This can be done at your podiatrist office painlessly. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for an ingrown toenail?

Fairly short: Following having an ingrown nail removed either just avulsion or with matrixectomy you are back in shoes the next day or 1 more. Complete healing depend on which procedure you do but in general tems a week to 2 weeks. If infection is involved dont delay get treatment today. ...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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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