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I need some tips on how to get rid of an ingrown toe nail?

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In brief: Have a DPM check it

Chronic ingrown toenails are painful but put you at risk for developing infections.
Self treatment can actually result in more damage to the underlying nail bed and result in creating more of a chronic problem. Consider having a podiatrist check it and remove either the part of the nail that is bothering you or the whole nail. This is an in-office procedure.

In brief: Have a DPM check it

Chronic ingrown toenails are painful but put you at risk for developing infections.
Self treatment can actually result in more damage to the underlying nail bed and result in creating more of a chronic problem. Consider having a podiatrist check it and remove either the part of the nail that is bothering you or the whole nail. This is an in-office procedure.
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Nail care

Ingrown toenails can be temporarily 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.
If you have continued pain, redness or drainage, get it looked at by a professional as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed and you may need antibiotics.

In brief: Nail care

Ingrown toenails can be temporarily 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.
If you have continued pain, redness or drainage, get it looked at by a professional as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed and you may need antibiotics.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: Ingrown nail

Home care for an ingrown nail doesn't work .
It almost always results in an infection and the nail will come back. See your podiatrist for the proper assistance you will be glad you did.

In brief: Ingrown nail

Home care for an ingrown nail doesn't work .
It almost always results in an infection and the nail will come back. See your podiatrist for the proper assistance you will be glad you did.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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