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Is there a pain medication or a natural remedies that could relieve pain from an ingrown toenail?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

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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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

The ingrown toenail needs to come out.

In brief: Not really

The ingrown toenail needs to come out.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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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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