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How do you get rid of ingrown toenails?

11 doctors weighed in
7 doctors agree

In brief: Minor surgery

It requires local anesthesia & then the piece of nail is removed & a chemical is used to cauterize tissue so the nail does not grow back.

In brief: Minor surgery

It requires local anesthesia & then the piece of nail is removed & a chemical is used to cauterize tissue so the nail does not grow back.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: In office procedure

Ingrown toenails are easily resolved via an in office procedure where the toe is numbed and the offending border(s) removed.
In some cases a permanent correction can be performed.

In brief: In office procedure

Ingrown toenails are easily resolved via an in office procedure where the toe is numbed and the offending border(s) removed.
In some cases a permanent correction can be performed.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a Podiatrist

Ingrown toenails can sometimes managed by cutting the toenails strait across.
The best treatment is to see a podiatrist and have the ingrown toenail removed and the nail bed destroyed so it cannot recur.

In brief: See a Podiatrist

Ingrown toenails can sometimes managed by cutting the toenails strait across.
The best treatment is to see a podiatrist and have the ingrown toenail removed and the nail bed destroyed so it cannot recur.
Dr. Scott Grover
Dr. Scott Grover
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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ingrown toenails

They can be treated surgically and then the offending portion of the nail (at the base) treated so that it doesn't grow back.
Its best not to get them in the first place - buy a pair of trimmers specific for toenails - the curve is different than fingernail clippers. Avoid trimming too close which leaves a little spike that causes the ingrowning.

In brief: Ingrown toenails

They can be treated surgically and then the offending portion of the nail (at the base) treated so that it doesn't grow back.
Its best not to get them in the first place - buy a pair of trimmers specific for toenails - the curve is different than fingernail clippers. Avoid trimming too close which leaves a little spike that causes the ingrowning.
Dr. Paul Williams
Dr. Paul Williams
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