Ingrown Toenail (Onychocryptosis)
Table of Contents
- Ingrown toenail facts
- What are ingrown toenails?
- What causes ingrown toenails?
- Are some people more prone to ingrown toenails?
- Which nails are most commonly affected by ingrown toenails?
- What causes infections in ingrown toenails?
- What are ingrown toenail symptoms and signs?
- How do physicians diagnose an ingrown toenail?
- What are possible complications of ingrown toenails?
- Are there any home remedies for an ingrown toenail?
- When should someone seek medical treatment for an ingrown toenail?
- What kind of doctor treats ingrown toenails?
- What is the treatment for ingrown toenails?
- What types of nail surgery are used for ingrown toenails?
- What does the recovery from toenail surgery entail?
- What is the appearance of the nail after surgery?
- How can people prevent ingrown toenails from recurring?
- Ingrown toenail do's
- Ingrown toenail don'ts
- What is the prognosis for an ingrown toenail?
When should someone seek medical treatment for an ingrown toenail?
People with diabetes or those who have a compromised immune system or poor circulation should promptly seek the care of a podiatrist/physician for ingrown toenail treatment. If home remedies are not successful within a week or there is persistent pain and/or signs of infection, podiatric medical treatment is recommended. Symptoms and signs of infection can include
- drainage that may be yellow, green, or white and purulent (containing pus).
What kind of doctor treats ingrown toenails?
Although many types of doctors, including family physicians, pediatricians, urgent-care walk-in physicians, and dermatologists, can treat ingrown toenails, podiatrists are uniquely qualified among the medical professionals to treat this condition.
What is the treatment for ingrown toenails?
There are various types of treatments, including self-care, soaking, avoidance of shoe pressure on the toenails, proper methods to trim the nails, and various surgical treatments. Sometimes antibiotics may be required. Continue Reading