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Will anti fungal cream clear up an infected/ingrown toe nail ?

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In brief: No

Ingrown portion of nail must be rmoved or cut away.
Antibiotics may be necessary as well.

In brief: No

Ingrown portion of nail must be rmoved or cut away.
Antibiotics may be necessary as well.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Dr. Ronald Oberman
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most likely NOT...

There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out.
Soak to soften the area and try to get it free. 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.

In brief: Most likely NOT...

There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out.
Soak to soften the area and try to get it free. 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.
Dr. David Hettinger
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not by itself

Anti fungals of any type will only help if the infection is fungal.
Even then that would only be part of the answer. The ingrown nail must still be removed and an environment condusive to healing must be developed at the site.

In brief: Not by itself

Anti fungals of any type will only help if the infection is fungal.
Even then that would only be part of the answer. The ingrown nail must still be removed and an environment condusive to healing must be developed at the site.
Dr. David Hardin
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Not the right choice

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: Not the right choice

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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