Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Toenail Ingrown Outlook

What to expect with an ingrown toenail:

  • Most ingrown toenails will improve with home care.
  • Persistent symptoms may require minor surgery.

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Last Updated: May 20, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Toenail Ingrown References
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