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Should I see a doctor or a podiatrist about my ingrown toe nail?

11 doctors weighed in
3 doctors agree

In brief: Podiatrist

A podiatrist is the doctor that treats feet.

In brief: Podiatrist

A podiatrist is the doctor that treats feet.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Podiatrist

He is the doctor who will get it out for you

In brief: Podiatrist

He is the doctor who will get it out for you
Dr. Richard Taddeo
Dr. Richard Taddeo
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes...

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.

In brief: Yes...

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.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Your choice

It really is up to you - however, not all primary care physicians perform this procedure.
I would recommend that you see if there is a podiatrist near you that can evaluate your problem and can likely perform any procedure that may be indicated the same day.

In brief: Your choice

It really is up to you - however, not all primary care physicians perform this procedure.
I would recommend that you see if there is a podiatrist near you that can evaluate your problem and can likely perform any procedure that may be indicated the same day.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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