Ouch! Getting Rid of your Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown Nails Beverly Hills, CAWalking, putting your shoes on, or accidentally brushing your foot against a wall can be excessively painful to someone with an ingrown toenail.  Ingrown toenails happen when the nail grows into the skin instead of over it. If your nails are thick or curved, you are more susceptible to this painful condition. Those with diabetes or vascular problems need to be especially mindful in avoiding ingrown toenails, as they can develop into further complications. Luckily there is treatment available to help soothe your pain.

Treating your ingrown toenail

Many in grown toenail issues can be prevented by practicing proper grooming habits and wearing more comfortable shoes that fit correctly. If you have an ingrown toenail, skip the heels or gym shoes altogether and opt for sandals or shoes that won’t touch or put pressure on your toes. When trimming your toenails avoid cutting the corner of the nail. Otherwise, your ingrown nail will worsen. Try a foot soak by putting your sore foot in the warm salt water for 15 minutes. This can help alleviate swelling and inflammation. Make sure you completely dry your foot after you soak it. You may also want to try an over the counter pain reliving medication like ibuprofen.

If you have an ingrown toenail infection, your doctor could prescribe an antibiotic. In severe circumstances, the doctor may remove or partially remove an ingrown toenail. If you have recurrent ingrown toenails, your doctor may need to permanently get rid of your nail. This procedure is done in the doctor’s office or a surgical center. If your ingrown toenail is due to fungus, your doctor may offer various treatment options. If you have young children, make sure you groom their nails to help them avoid an ingrown toenail

Arrange a consultation

Ingrown toenails can be painful and make everyday activities strenuous and stressful. For more information on how to avoid or treat your ingrown toenail, call Dr. David J. Soomekh today. Our team looks forward to helping you live without pain and addressing your questions and concerns. To schedule a consultation, please complete our online form or call 310.651.2366.

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