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What Does A Ingrown Toenail Look Like
Swelling & redness: After removing an ingrown toenail, swelling, bruising and redness is normal. What is important is the decrease in pain. It might take 2-3 weeks for the redness and swelling in your toe to subside, depending on how long you have had the ingrown nail and what type of procedure you had to remove it. ...Read more
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
My toenail hurts. I looked and it doesn't seem like there's an ingrown toenail at all, or any kind of swelling. Why does it hurt?
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I looked and it doesn't seem like there's an ingrown toenail at all, or any kind of swelling. So why does my toe hurt?
Many reasons. : Could still be an incurvated toenail, or you could have sprained or broken it stubbing it on furniture. If more than one toe hurts, see a podiatrist, pcp, or rheumatologist (or even a neurologist) to rule out arthritis, systemic conditions, neuropathy, or other issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wouldn't try at home: This could be dangerous due to the high incidence of infection in this area. If untreated (or improperly treated) you could harbor an infection which can easily penetrate the bone under the nail. A bone infection is very serious and expensive to treat (see osteomyelitis). If bothersome, just see a doctor for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just cut my toenails last night but i feel like it might be an ingrown toenail. What can I do to ease the pain though?
Toe does not look normal but puffy and reddish at the corner. Is this a sign of an ingrown toenail?
I have an ingrown toenail and it really hurts what can I do to make it go away its a sharp stabing pain its like someones poking it with a needle?
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