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What can I do to heal an ingrown toe nail?

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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain, redness.

Redness and pain along the nail border, sometimes with drainage indicates an ingrown toenail.
If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. While waiting to see your doctor, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid.

In brief: Pain, redness.

Redness and pain along the nail border, sometimes with drainage indicates an ingrown toenail.
If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. While waiting to see your doctor, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Soak, see podiatrist

Soak foot in epsom salt and warm water. Make an appointment with your local podiatrist as soon as possible to have ingrown nail borders removed.
By waiting too long you may develop an infection which may delay your healing.

In brief: Soak, see podiatrist

Soak foot in epsom salt and warm water. Make an appointment with your local podiatrist as soon as possible to have ingrown nail borders removed.
By waiting too long you may develop an infection which may delay your healing.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a podiatrist

And let them remove it for you.

In brief: See a podiatrist

And let them remove it for you.
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