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How do you treat ingrown toe nails?

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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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2 doctors agree

In brief: See a podiatrist

Ingrown nails come from parts of the nail digging into the skin.
They must be cut out to stop the process. See tour podiatrist.

In brief: See a podiatrist

Ingrown nails come from parts of the nail digging into the skin.
They must be cut out to stop the process. See tour podiatrist.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
Dr. Johnnie Alston
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a doctor

The best way is to see a podiatrist who can remove the ingrown nail if needed.
If treating at home then trim the nail and push the skin away using a cuticle stick and try to lift the nail edge and pack a piece of cotton under the nail edge. Apply antiseptic and bandaid.

In brief: See a doctor

The best way is to see a podiatrist who can remove the ingrown nail if needed.
If treating at home then trim the nail and push the skin away using a cuticle stick and try to lift the nail edge and pack a piece of cotton under the nail edge. Apply antiseptic and bandaid.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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