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What Helps Ingrown Toenails
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nail care: Ingrown toenails can be 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. One should always try to cut the nails strait across to avoid leaving an embedded nail spicule. If pain or redness continues get it looked at by a professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could I have help with sore ingrown toenails. I'm not sure whether to get them surgically removed but am scared it will be very painful. Is it and any advice?
Discomfort may vary: The healing rates can vary depending on the individual and on the exact type of procedure performed. There are different types of nail procedures. Discuss the recovery time with your surgeon who will be performing your surgery. If you have had repeated recurrence of the ingrown nails it may be good idea to have them removed permanently. Post op pain is usually only temporary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ingrown nail: If it is not getting better it may need to be removed by a podiatrist. This usually involves numbing your toe and removing the corner of your nail to relieve the pressure and allow the infection to drain. You will usually need to take antibiotics for a short period as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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