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What Happens If You Have An Ingrown Toenail Too Long
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
Any pain: Long standing ingrown toenails most likely is due to poorly fitted shoes narrow at the toe box. If you are able to put up with needless pain nothing will happen, if you have infection, pus coming out of edge of nail, then will have all the complication of septic focus in the body, if you have implanted devices, defective heart valves, vascular grafts they get infected, could be lethal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had an ingrown toenail removed at least 2 weeks ago. How long do I have to wait before I can paint my toenails?
Ask your Podiatrist: Every MD has his own criteria but suspect 2 wks is long enough unless it is not healing well or looks infected ...Read more
Have it checked: What you describe is a condition known as onychocryptosis or ingrown toenail. The symptoms can vary from very mild to severe depending on how long it has been present. It occurs when part of the nail penetrates the skin, which can often result in an infection. The treatment includes antibiotics, and removal of the offending part of the nail. See a dermatologist or podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had 2 ingrown Toenails they had hurt for so long I I took out a peice that was deep in 1 toe I think it's worse now. No pcp will urgent care help?
I was put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) today for an ingrown toenail. How long until it starts to work?
Topical antibiotics: Are only minimally effective in dealing with an ingrown nail, and if no infection is present, the only benefit you're likely to get is from moistening the skin. The piece of nail that's stuck in your skin needs to be remove to get immediate and painless relief. Call a toe truck and bring it to a podiatrist. The sooner you do, the faster you'll feel better! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Hettinger's: Answer was excellent, but one thing i'd like to add: don't try to remove an ingrown toenail yourself. This is particularly true if you're diabetic or have poor circulation or compromised health. It's just so simple and easy for a podiatrist to remove these things, there really is no reason to try to mess with this yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nail care: The ingrown part of the nail is not always visible. Try 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. ...Read more
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