3 doctors weighed in:

What can I do to eliminate an ingrown toe nail?

3 doctors weighed in
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.
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In brief: Get rid of

Ingrown nail. A simple procedure in office under local and takes no more than 5 minutes to do.
Either by avulsion or with matrixectomy.

In brief: Get rid of

Ingrown nail. A simple procedure in office under local and takes no more than 5 minutes to do.
Either by avulsion or with matrixectomy.
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry

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. If you can't get in to see a 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. If you can't get in to see a 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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