What is the worst complications of ingrown toe nail?

Infection. The longer the infection sits there the possibility the ben can get infected exists. One certainly would not want that to happen.

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How do I fix an ingrown toe nail?

In office procedure. This is generally an in office procedure. The toe is numbed with a local anesthetic and then special instruments are used to cut out the ingrown portion of the nail. Depending on the status of the ingrown nail (ie infected, chronic, etc) a permanent ablation of the cells that produce the nail to that side may be considered. Read more...
See a podiatrist. A podiatrist can fix this problem. Read more...

How can I heal my ingrown toe nail?

See a foot doc. You may need an antibiotic or a minor surgical procedure depending on what it looks like. Read more...
Nail care. 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. Read more...

How can I treat my ingrown toe nail?

Ingrown Nail. Nails should be cut straight across and allowed to grow past the cuticle a couple millimeters. If the ingrown nail is red, swollen,  tender or has any drainage, you must be seen by a Podiatrist to have it resected appropriately.   . Read more...

What can I do to heal an ingrown toe nail?

See a podiatrist. And let them remove it for you. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

I would like help with an ingrown toe nail?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

What can I do to eliminate an ingrown toe nail?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Can I cure an ingrown toe nail with home remedies?

Maybe. Soak in warm water with liquid soap. Use a cuticle stick to push away the skin. Apply cotton under the nail and antiseptic and bandaid. Read more...
Removal... ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. Read more...

I keep having an ingrown toe nail trouble please help?

See a podiatrist. If the ingrown nail keeps happening then you need to see a podiatrist to have it corrected. Read more...
See a podiatrist. Wear properly fitting shoes that don't compress your toes. Avoid cutting your nails too short, and cut your nails straight across. For recurrent ingrown nails or infections, a podiatrist can remove the portion of nail that is ingrown. This can be done as a permanent procedure that will eliminate any further problems with an ingrown nail. Read more...

What do you advise if I want help with an ingrown toe nail?

Ingrown Nail. Nails should be cut straight across and allowed to grow past the cuticle a couple millimeters. If the ingrown nail is red, swollen,  tender or has any drainage, you must be seen by a Podiatrist to have it resected appropriately.   . Read more...