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How to Treat Ingrown Toenail?


Medical Treatment:
Do the following things to treat ingrown toenail at home:
  • Keep your foot dry for the rest of the day
  • Soak your foot in warm water 3 to 4 times a day for a few days
  • Wear wide, comfortable shoes or sandals
  • Avoid wearing tight, pointy shoes
  • Do not cut your toenail
  • Take painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen to ease the pain
  • If these are not helping, or toe is very painful and swollen with pus coming out of it, or you have diabetes, you should visit your GP
  • They may give antibiotics if your toenail is infected. GP may refer you to a foot specialist in severe cases

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