Ingrown toenails often are the result of trimming your toenails too short, particularly on the sides of your big toes. While they are very common, ingrown toenails can also be very painful.
Ingrown toenails start out hard, swollen and tender, and later, may become sore, red and infected. Your skin may start to grow over the ingrown toenail.
Soaking your foot in warm, soapy water several times each day is usually a good first step in treating an ingrown nail. Dr Jachimiak recommends you visit our office and let him determine the best course of treatment for your condition.
Antibiotics are sometimes prescribed if an infection is present.
Part of your ingrown toenail (partial nail plate avulsion) may need to be surgically removed if an acute infection occurs. The procedure involves injecting the toe with an anesthetic and cutting out the ingrown part of the toenail.
Habitual ingrown toe nails my result in you and Dr. Jachimiak determining a permanent nail removal is best for your situation.
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