#8 How to Treat an Ingrown Toenail? 10 Most Common Questions Asked of a Pittsburgh Foot Doctor

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How do you fix an ingrown toenail?

  1. Perform a matrixectomy of the ingrown nail.
  2. Do a temporary avulsion of the ingrown border

 

What do you do for an ingrown toenail? Initially , at home soak the toe in warm soapy water. Then apply topical antibiotic ointment . Now Call your Podiatrist! Pittsburgh. Urgent cares often will just prescribe oral antibiotics without removing the nail , and tell you to see a foot doctor in Pittsburgh. We have same day appointments usually available. If you don't remove the entire ingrown piece, you could be making it worse, causing a deep " spicule" to develop.

 

How do you stop the pain of an ingrown toenail?

  1. Have your Podiatrist remove the ingrown side of the nail.
  2. Trim the corner of the ingrown nail a bit to relieve a little pressure, without digging.
  3. Don't dig at it!
  4. Apply some Neosporin with Lidocaine.

 

Can I use Epsom salt for an ingrown toenail? Yes, epsom salts are helpful when soaking an ingrown toenail, but not necessary. A little white vinegar, Tide, or other soap can be used, or just plain warm, not hot water.

Ingrown toenail home remedies include clipping the corner after soaking the nail, and applying a topical antibacterial cream or ointment like Triple antibiotic, Polysporin, Mupirocin, or Gentamycin.

Ingrown toenail causes include tight shoes and incorrect cutting.

Ingrown toenail prevention entails cutting the toenail straight across and roomy shoes.

Ingrown toenail treatment is best done by a Podiatrist, Pittsburgh PA.

Ingrown toenail infection can occur if you pick at it, but also if you ignore it.

Ingrown toenail removal is a simple process done at a foot clinic with the right tools and an foot doctor experienced in nail care.

How to get rid of an ingrown toenail includes permanent and temporary measures- ask your Foot Dr in Pittsburgh.

Ingrown toenail fix does not include cutting a "V" in the nail.