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What do I do if I have an ingrown toenial?

What do I do if I have an ingrown toenial?

Paronychia: I have not found home remedies to be particularly effective in small infections at the nail/skin interface. Unless you know how to open the cuticle and drain the pus, my advice is to skip the home remedies and see a physician who understands the problem and can drain the abscess. ...Read more

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I have an ingrown toenail, is it possible that it heals by itself?

I have an ingrown toenail, is it possible that it heals by itself?

Pain, redness.: Redness and pain along the nail border, sometimes with drainage indicates an "ingrown toenail". If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. 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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I have an ingrown toenail, what can I do?

I have an ingrown toenail, what can I do?

See a podiatrist: An ingrown toenail can be easily removed under local anesthesia by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have an ingrown toenail. How do I cut it?

I have an ingrown toenail. How do I cut it?

In order 2-: -avoid serious complications seek care from a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown toenail.: You will usually have pain along the sides and tips of your toenail borders, if you have ingrown toenail. And, if these borders are also red and swollen, you may also have an infected ingrown toenail problem. ...Read more

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Please help! I have an ingrown toenail, what should I do?

See a podiatrist: Removal of an ingrown toenail is a simple procedure under local anesthesia. You can try to soak the toe in warm water with epsom salt to soften the skin and then try to lift the nail edge and pack a small piece of cotton under it. Apply antiseptic and bandaid. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ingrown toenail :( infected. what do I do?

You see a foot : Doctor who will fix you all up in about five minutes. (Once your in the exam room) ...Read more

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Hi, I have an ingrown toenail. Now its starts bleeding. What should I do?

See a podiatrist: You need to have the ingrown nail removed. It sounds like the nail is ripping the skin and causing bleeding. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have an ingrown toenail :( infected. What do I do?

See a foot doc: Usually, the offending nail needs to be removed. You can try soaking in warm water and Epsom salt and applying a topical antibiotic until you can get to the doc. On occasion, you may get lucky with an oral antibiotic but usually the nail that is ingrown needs to be removed. ...Read more

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I have an ingrown toenail on my dominant foot. How can I fix it fast?

I have an ingrown toenail on my dominant foot. How can I fix it fast?

Ingrown: You should seek medical attention for this, because more often than not the nail needs to be cut out. In the mean time soak your toe in warm water and epson salt and apply Bacitracin and cover with a band aid until you can see a doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ingrown toenail, how do I numb the pain to fix it?

What to do if I have an ingrown toenail, how do I numb the pain to fix it?

Ingrown : Do not try to remove it yourself that will only make it worse even if you got it numb. See podiatrist for simple procedure in office. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid a trip to the doctor's if I have an ingrown toenail?

Why avoid?: Not sure the rationale to avoid the doctor's office and suffer with pain with an ingrown nail. The ingrown nail is a sharp piercing body into the skin that can cause pain, infection, and suffering. Having that shard removed is the best treatment for this and avoiding a doctor is not the right answer. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have an ingrown toenail. I'm not going to the doctors for a couple days and it really hurts. Is there a way to temporarily numb it?

Hot water and Epsom : Salt, ice will have very temporary numbing effects. See the foot doc and they will fix it so no more pain or problem. ...Read more

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I have an ingrown toenail. The infections seems to have gone away but I have hypertrophic granulation tissue. will it go away? Is it okay to have?

I have an ingrown toenail. The infections seems to have gone away but I have hypertrophic granulation tissue. will it go away? Is it okay to have?

Depends.: As an ingrown toenail becomes worse, it will set off the body's inflammatory response to it. Redness, swelling and pain will start. The granulation is in response to the increased tissue irritation caused by the ingrowing nail. The tissue may or may not become infected as bacteria is allowed to enter the tissue. Clearing the infection may not be enough to resolve this issue. See a specialist. ...Read more