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Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown Toenail | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the condition?

Minor surgery is performed to remove all or part of the toenail. Special devices or even cotton balls may be placed under the edge of the toenail as it grows back to prevent the problem from happening again. Antibiotics are given for any infection present.

What are the side effects of the treatments?

Surgery can cause bleeding, infection, or allergic reaction to anesthesia. Antibiotics can cause allergic reactions, stomach upset, and skin rash.

What happens after treatment for the condition?

After recovery, people are generally able to go back to normal activities. People who have diabetes or circulation problems often require further treatment and monitoring.

How is the condition monitored?

People with diabetes or circulation problems need to examine their own feet daily. They will also have regular visits with the healthcare provider. Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the provider.

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Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Janet E. Simon, DPM
Date Reviewed: 08/27/01

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