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How do I fix an ingrown toenail?

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In brief: It may hurt, but...

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: It may hurt, but...

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
Dr. David Hettinger
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nail care

The ingrown part of the nail is not always visible.
Try 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 redness and drainage, get it looked at by a professional, as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed.

In brief: Nail care

The ingrown part of the nail is not always visible.
Try 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 redness and drainage, get it looked at by a professional, as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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