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Can there be an over-the-counter numbing medicine that could be used on an ingrown toe nail?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: No

An ingrown nail undercuts the skin and usually is painful and can get infected.
The pain is a warning that you have a problem. The nails need trimming to eliminate the sharp edge and very hot foot soaks can be helpful you podiatrist can assist in this and probably has a cure.

In brief: No

An ingrown nail undercuts the skin and usually is painful and can get infected.
The pain is a warning that you have a problem. The nails need trimming to eliminate the sharp edge and very hot foot soaks can be helpful you podiatrist can assist in this and probably has a cure.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry

In brief: No

Over the counter numbing medications do not penetrate deep enough to affect the nerves that supply the entire digit.

In brief: No

Over the counter numbing medications do not penetrate deep enough to affect the nerves that supply the entire digit.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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