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Infected to an ingrown toenail...Cure?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Careful /Caution
Infected ingrown toenails can be serious.
Usually caused by impropper cutting of nails or breaking off corners. Cut toe nails straight across. If infected, try lifting up the corner& packing a small amount of cotton under the nail. Soak in soapy water & dry well & apply antibiotic oint. Wear open toed footwear. If pus & streakng see md or podiatrist for eval. Many need a procedure & antibio.

In brief: Careful /Caution
Infected ingrown toenails can be serious.
Usually caused by impropper cutting of nails or breaking off corners. Cut toe nails straight across. If infected, try lifting up the corner& packing a small amount of cotton under the nail. Soak in soapy water & dry well & apply antibiotic oint. Wear open toed footwear. If pus & streakng see md or podiatrist for eval. Many need a procedure & antibio.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: In office procedure
Ingrown toenails are easily resolved via an in office procedure where the toe is numbed and the offending border(s) removed.
In some cases a permanent correction can be performed.

In brief: In office procedure
Ingrown toenails are easily resolved via an in office procedure where the toe is numbed and the offending border(s) removed.
In some cases a permanent correction can be performed.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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In brief: See a podiatrist
If you havea chronic infected toenail, you need to see a podiatrist for possible antibiotic treatment and the surgical removal of the edge of the nail to stop if from happening again.

In brief: See a podiatrist
If you havea chronic infected toenail, you need to see a podiatrist for possible antibiotic treatment and the surgical removal of the edge of the nail to stop if from happening again.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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