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Can i take sulfamethoxazole for a ingrown toenail?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nope

First, even if antibiotics are indicated, that one is not the greatest for things that would be in/around your ingrown toenail.
However, having an ingrown toenail is like having a foreign body trapped in there. Until you get it taken care of, it will just continue to cause problems. If your primary care doctor can't help you, then make an appointment with a podiatrist to take care of that nail.

In brief: Nope

First, even if antibiotics are indicated, that one is not the greatest for things that would be in/around your ingrown toenail.
However, having an ingrown toenail is like having a foreign body trapped in there. Until you get it taken care of, it will just continue to cause problems. If your primary care doctor can't help you, then make an appointment with a podiatrist to take care of that nail.
Dr. Holly Maes
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not recommended

A doctors visit is recommended. (foot doctor).

In brief: Not recommended

A doctors visit is recommended. (foot doctor).
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology

In brief: Not sure

If there is no infection, taking an antibiotic will not help and and grown toenail.
The signs of infection due to an ingrown toenail, are redness, pain and swelling of the area.

In brief: Not sure

If there is no infection, taking an antibiotic will not help and and grown toenail.
The signs of infection due to an ingrown toenail, are redness, pain and swelling of the area.
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Dr. Vicki Levine
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