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Does md remove ingrown toenails or should I just get a referral for a podiatrist for ingrown toe nail?

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Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends ont the Dr.

It depends on the doctor. Some do and some don't.
However, almost all podiatrist should remove toenails.

In brief: Depends ont the Dr.

It depends on the doctor. Some do and some don't.
However, almost all podiatrist should remove toenails.
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
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Dr. Robert Isaacs
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ask your doctor

Ask your doctor if they can treat.
If they cannot, then get referral to podiatrist. One tip: best not to just remove the entire nail, as it often doesn't provide long term solution. Usually it's better to remove a 2-3 mm's sliver of the nail along the ingrown side and then treat the base of the nail where it grows out from, called the matrix, to prevent it from recurring.

In brief: Ask your doctor

Ask your doctor if they can treat.
If they cannot, then get referral to podiatrist. One tip: best not to just remove the entire nail, as it often doesn't provide long term solution. Usually it's better to remove a 2-3 mm's sliver of the nail along the ingrown side and then treat the base of the nail where it grows out from, called the matrix, to prevent it from recurring.
Dr. Robert Isaacs
Dr. Robert Isaacs
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Dr. Philip Gardner
If you are at risk for atherosclerosis, (smoker, diabetic, history of heart disease or other risk factors) make sure your doctor or podiatrist checks your circulation before doing any surgery.
Dr. Robert Isaacs
Completely agree.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a podiatrist

Not all medical doctors have the right instruments to perform such a procedure.
Have it evaluated by your podiatrist as the are well equipped and experienced for such procedures.

In brief: See a podiatrist

Not all medical doctors have the right instruments to perform such a procedure.
Have it evaluated by your podiatrist as the are well equipped and experienced for such procedures.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Podiatrist

I would go to a podiatrist. It is a very common procedure for them.

In brief: Podiatrist

I would go to a podiatrist. It is a very common procedure for them.
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many MDs will do

Many family practice, internists, general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and more specialities are comfortable treating this relatively common problem.

In brief: Many MDs will do

Many family practice, internists, general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and more specialities are comfortable treating this relatively common problem.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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In brief: Podiatrist

MD can diagnose and give an antibiotic but podiatrist has the instruments and training to remove.
It's not as bad as you fear :)

In brief: Podiatrist

MD can diagnose and give an antibiotic but podiatrist has the instruments and training to remove.
It's not as bad as you fear :)
Dr. Richard Taddeo
Dr. Richard Taddeo
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In brief: Refer to podiatrist

Although many primary care mds will treat painful ingrowing toenails, you are generally better off having this painful condition treated by a podiatrist who treats this condition daily.

In brief: Refer to podiatrist

Although many primary care mds will treat painful ingrowing toenails, you are generally better off having this painful condition treated by a podiatrist who treats this condition daily.
Dr. Richard Polisner
Dr. Richard Polisner
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