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What can be done about 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

In brief: Nail care

Some ingrown toenail removal procedures are performed without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary.
Your physician may use a cold spray to minimize the discomfort from the injection. The discomfort experienced from the injection will depend on your pain tolerance and the presence and severity of the infection if present. Following the injection, the procedure should be painless.

In brief: Nail care

Some ingrown toenail removal procedures are performed without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary.
Your physician may use a cold spray to minimize the discomfort from the injection. The discomfort experienced from the injection will depend on your pain tolerance and the presence and severity of the infection if present. Following the injection, the procedure should be painless.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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