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What to Do??? For Ingrown Toe Nail...In a lot of PAIIN

Posted by bkhan on 9/10/04 at 11:13 (159635)

Dear Doctor,

I have a ingrown toe nail and it has been there for about 3-4years, and now the pain is intolerable....Please can you give me any advice about what to do with this problem.. I am in a lot of pain.

thanks,
bkhan

Re: What to Do??? For Ingrown Toe Nail...In a lot of PAIIN

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/11/04 at 00:26 (159715)

bkhan:
See a foot doctor who will numb the area, then remove the ingrown pootion of nail and kill a tiny piece of the nail 'root' or matrix so that the ingrown section does not come back.
Ed