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What Will Happen If You Leave An Ingrown Toenail Without Treatment
Infection of bone: Ingrown toenails can cause infection in the skin which can progress to bone infections. The skin in your toe is close to your bone so long standing ingrown toe nails are dangerous. If infection gets to your bone, there is a chance you can lose your toe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm getting my ingrown toenail treated in a few days. What is the duration of the treatment process?
I've had an ingrown toenail for around 3 years now. Inflammation and pain is coming from my ingrown toenail. What should I do for treatment?
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
Nail care: 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 again. You may benefit with a permanent removal of the ingrown part of the nail. ...Read more
Ingrown: Outside of periodically trimming the offending nail edge back , there is no painless treatment. Even with the surgical treatment my patients rarely take more than tylenol (acetaminophen) . See your podiatrist and discuss your concerns so they can be accommodated in the best manner possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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