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Is it possible for an ingrown toenail to get infected? It is sore and slightly pinkish.
23 doctors weighed in

Dr. Chad Boomershine
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
12 doctors agree
In brief: YES
Yes, an ingrown toenail can very often get infected.
I recommended soaking in epson salts three times daily. If it doesn't improve, you may need to see a doctor.

In brief: YES
Yes, an ingrown toenail can very often get infected.
I recommended soaking in epson salts three times daily. If it doesn't improve, you may need to see a doctor.
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Dr. Chad Boomershine
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
And it is fairly common.

In brief: Yes
And it is fairly common.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Most do if not treat
Most will without treatment.

In brief: Most do if not treat
Most will without treatment.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Look for pus.

In brief: Yes
Look for pus.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Mary Efremov
infctions arise, as feet are never sterile, so warm soaks, and a visit to a physician who cut away the ingrown part. You will also benefit from learning how to cut the toenails correctly so the problem does not return.
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