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Can ingrown toe nails resolve on their own?

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In brief: Not usually

Most toenails require help to grow out or will need removal.

In brief: Not usually

Most toenails require help to grow out or will need removal.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Not unless

You try something to alter their growth pattern.

In brief: Not unless

You try something to alter their growth pattern.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Mild cases of ingrown toenails can resolve without surgery.
A doctor can examine an ingrown nail and talk about what should be done. In mild cases, the sharp piece of the nail may be encouraged to grow over the skin or next to the skin, instead of into the skin. After a couple of weeks, that corner of the toenail might be ok.

In brief: Yes

Mild cases of ingrown toenails can resolve without surgery.
A doctor can examine an ingrown nail and talk about what should be done. In mild cases, the sharp piece of the nail may be encouraged to grow over the skin or next to the skin, instead of into the skin. After a couple of weeks, that corner of the toenail might be ok.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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