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What is the best way to get rid of a ingrown toenail?

What is the best way to get rid of a ingrown toenail?

Soaking: You can try soaking your toe in a warm epsom salt solution to soften it. Make sure you clean and dry it well. In many cases that will help, but often you may need to get it treated by a podiatrist. What you should not do is try to cut it out yourself. Ingrown toenails are easily infected, so if you notice it red, swollen, or giving off a discharge you need to see a doctor. ...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 is best way to get rid of ingrown toenail without medical assistance?

What is best way to get rid of ingrown toenail without medical assistance?

See below: As long as there is no infection i would soak the toe in luke warm water with a mild liquid detergent. Dry the area and using a cuticle stick see if you can lift the piece of nail and pack a small piece of cotton under it. Apply some antiseptic and bandaid. You may be able to get the nail to grow out but monitor for any signs of infection. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of infected ingrown toenails?

Best way to get rid of infected ingrown toenails?

Infected Ingrow toen: Best way is surgically remove the ingrowing toenail and cleanig the area to drain and coverage with appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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How is the best way to get rid of an ingrown toe nail ?

How is the best way to get rid of an ingrown toe nail ?

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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Is there a way to get rid of a ingrown toenail that is infected?

Is there a way to get rid of a ingrown toenail that is infected?

Remove ingrown nail: If your toe is already infected, the ingrown portion of the nail must be removed from the skin. Some infections may be treated with soaks or with topical or oral antibiotics, but unless the ingrown nail is properly removed, the infection will continue. Your doctor can numb your toe and remove your ingrown nail in their office. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to get rid of a ingrown toenail?

Ingrown: See your podiatrist for an evaluation. We take care of these on a daily basis and are the acknowledged experts. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a ingrown toenail without pain?

How to get rid of a ingrown toenail without pain?

Permanent treatment: The easiest way is to have what is called a partial matrixectomy. This is where the part of the nail that grows in is removed and the nail matrix (the tissue that produces the nail) is treated with a chemical to prevent regrowth. These procedures are rarely painful post-op. Some mild tenderness is usual but that subsides within a week in most cases. ...Read more

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What's a good way to get rid of an ingrown toenail without going to a doctor? I've started playing basketball again and it's starting to hurt a little

See a podiatrist: Cut your nail straight across to prevent ingrown nails. There are non operative treatments a podiatrist can use depending on the severity. (ie. putting a small metal shield beneath the nail and letting it grow out beyond the skin) ...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