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Toenail Ingrown Treatment

Treatment for an ingrown toenail often includes warm soaks, proper toenail trimming, and antibiotics. Partial nail removal may be required in some cases, in order to promote healing. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications may help relieve pain.

Treatment options for an ingrown toenail include:

Toenail Ingrown Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat ingrown toenails:

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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 Toenail Ingrown References
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