Thursday, February 11, 2010

How do i get rid of an ingrown toenail?

I have an ingrown toenail and its not severe (i dont think) so i was wondering if someone could tell me how to get rid of itHow do i get rid of an ingrown toenail?
Try soaking your foot in warm water (epsom's salt or even table salt will help prevent infection) for 10-15 minutes or more and gently rub the area to reduce inflammation/pain and soften the nail/surrounding skin. Put antibiotic ointment and a bandage on it to avoid infection. Cut any longer areas of your nail straight and cleanly, but do not trim any part of the nail that is already short, as this may worsen the condition. Also, avoid tight-fitting shoes. If left alone, it should get better by itself in a few days.

If you develop an infection (with a lot of redness, warmth, swelling and pus/drainage), do not mess with the area since this will aggravate it. Leave the area alone and ask a doctor for advice if it worsens (bad or infected ingrown nails should be treated by a doctor- it is a simple treatment, but not one you should do at home).How do i get rid of an ingrown toenail?
i would go to a podiatrist! i get ingrown toenails on both sides of each toe. i usually try fixing them myself but this time they got too bad. i went to the doctor today to get mine looked at. on one toe she ';cleaned up'; and filed the nail and on the other toe she had to do some minor surgery. it didn't take long at all and the worse part was the shot. even the shot isn't as bad as banging your poor toe(s) into something! it's been 5 hours since my surgery and to my belief, the novocaine has worn off. my toe hardly hurts, just a slight throbbing if i have to get up and walk.

my doctor said that you should NEVER pick at your nails if you feel like you have an ingrown toenail. a lot of times the doctor can get rid of it easily and pretty much pain free.

go to the doctor! i was nervous at first but now im glad i did!!
Yes, you need to go to a Podiatrist he will take care of your ingrown Toenail. If you think you can do it yourself then look for OTC products in the Foot section of your Drugstore
soak your foot in hot water for at last twenty minutes two times a day then when the nail is softer after soaking cut it straight across, and apply ointment to the area like bacitracin....
cut your toe nail strait across. it works i am not kidding!!!!

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