Ingrown Fingernail Treatment
Treatment for an ingrown fingernail often includes warm soapy soaks and proper nail trimming. Partial nail removal may be required in some cases, in order to promote healing. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications may help relieve pain. Skin infections, such as cellulitis and paronychia, will require treatment with oral antibiotics.
Treatment options for an ingrown fingernail include:
- Warm soaks for ingrown nail
- Trim the ingrown nail with a file:
- To relieve pressure against the skin
- Partial nail removal for ingrown nail
- Complete nail removal for ingrown nail
- Antibiotics for ingrown nail
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain
- Narcotic pain medication:
Ingrown Fingernail Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat ingrown fingernail:
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