Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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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:

Ingrown Fingernail Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat ingrown fingernail:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Ingrown Fingernail References
  1. Mori H, Umeda T, Nishioka K, Iida H, Aoki K, Yokoyama A. Ingrown nails: a comparison of the nail matrix phenolization method with the elevation of the nail bed-periosteal flap procedure. J Dermatol. 1998 Jan;25(1):1-4. [9519600]
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