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What to do with a ingrown toenail that is festering?

What to do with a ingrown toenail that is festering?

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 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 to do with an ingrown toenail if a runner?

What to do with an ingrown toenail if a runner?

Ingrown toenail: Conservative care by cutting away the offending portion of nail periodically should suffice. ...Read more

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What to do about my ingrown toenail?

Do not: Try bathroom surgery or self removal, it needs a simple quick procedure by a podiatrist in office. ...Read more

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What to do about a ingrown toenail that is hurting?

What to do about a ingrown toenail that is hurting?

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 more

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What can I do about my ingrown toenails?

What can I do about my ingrown toenails?

See a podiatrist: You might make the problem worse trying to dig them out yourself in terms of increased pain or infection. A podiatrist can give you fast pain relief. If this is a recurrent issue, there are permanent procedures that keep this from bothering you again in the future. ...Read more

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What to do about ingrown toenail if athlete?

See podiatrist: It can be taken care of in a proper and aseptic manner. ...Read more

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What to do for ingrown toenail if you need to walk a lot?

Ingrown toenail: Permanent removal of the offending side of the toenail is safe, easy and minimally painful post-op. It is the most definitive approach. Otherwise, periodic trimming of the side of the nail would be needed. ...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