Warminster Ingrown Toenail Treatment
Permanent Solutions for Ingrown Toenails
An ingrown toenail is a condition where the corners of the nail grow at an odd angle and cut into the skin. This is a very common condition that can be caused by cutting the nail too short or an infection. It usually occurs on the big toe, but it can appear on others as well.
Symptoms of ingrown toenails include:
- Redness around the nail
- Pain and tenderness
- Pain when walking or wearing shoes
We can help diagnose an ingrown toenail and decide the best course of treatment. Call our podiatrists today at (215) 392-4009.
Remedies for Ingrown Toenails
In many cases, ingrown toenails can be treated at home. Unless you have diabetes, are experiencing intense pain, or have frequently reoccurring ingrown toenails, there usually is no reason to see a doctor. You can typically treat them by soaking your feet in warm water several times a day or applying antibiotic ointment on it. You can also try to separate the nail from the skin by placing a small piece of cotton under it. You should not attempt to move the nail, as this could cause further damage and increase the chance of infection.
What Happens If You Leave an Ingrown Toenail Untreated?
If an ingrown toenail is untreated, there is a chance that the area could become infected. Infection can lead to painful swelling, bad odor, and pus.
Call for Ingrown Toenail Treatment Today
If it appears that the nail is infected (if the symptoms do not go away) or if you have diabetes, it is recommended you see a doctor. At Bux-Mont Foot & Ankle Care Centers, we can permanently remove recurring ingrown toenails through non-invasive surgery.
If you believe you have an infected ingrown toenail, or have questions about ingrown toenail removal, call Bux-Mont Foot & Ankle Care Centers today at (215) 392-4009.
“The doctors at Bux-Mont Podiatry have been fantastic!! I’ve had the opportunity to work with Dr. Rajcyz and Dr. Shapiro and I have not been disappointed! In addition, the office staff is tremendously kind, generous, and helpful!”- Dora
“I've been prone to ingrown toenails, I've gone through multiple podiatrists and painful expensive procedures, but Dr. Shapiro has the most efficient and painless removal process. I haven't had an ingrown toenail since 2016.”- Christina
“The staff and physicians at Buxmont Foot & Ankle are amazing. The staff are compassionate, friendly, and went out of their way to keep me informed every step of the procedure. The doctor also made the treatment process simple.”- Sarah