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Remedy for ingrown toenail?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
5 doctors agree
In brief: A good podiatrist
A good podiatrist can show you proper nail care and offer more permanent solutions if necessary.

In brief: A good podiatrist
A good podiatrist can show you proper nail care and offer more permanent solutions if necessary.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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3 doctors agree
In brief: See the podiatrist
The nail has changed its normal path of growth, and any attempt from your end may cause the nail to ingrow more.
This could lead to more pain and possible infection. Consider having it examined properly. Your doctor may suggest treatment with debridement (cutting) as well as use of a topical medication. If it is a chronic problem, a matrixectomy may be suggested. Have it checked.

In brief: See the podiatrist
The nail has changed its normal path of growth, and any attempt from your end may cause the nail to ingrow more.
This could lead to more pain and possible infection. Consider having it examined properly. Your doctor may suggest treatment with debridement (cutting) as well as use of a topical medication. If it is a chronic problem, a matrixectomy may be suggested. Have it checked.
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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2 doctors agree
In brief: It may hurt, but...
There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out.
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.
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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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Removal
Do not suffer. The removal of an ingrown nail is a routine in-office 10 minute podiatric procedure.

In brief: Removal
Do not suffer. The removal of an ingrown nail is a routine in-office 10 minute podiatric procedure.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Nail care
Ingrown toenails can be 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.
One should always try to cut the nails strait across to avoid leaving an embedded nail spicule. If pain or redness continues get it looked at by a professional.

In brief: Nail care
Ingrown toenails can be 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.
One should always try to cut the nails strait across to avoid leaving an embedded nail spicule. If pain or redness continues get it looked at by a professional.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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