Ingrown ToeNail Treatment in Huntington Beach California
The most common cause of ingrown toe nails is improper cutting of the toe nail or trauma.
The toe nail should be cut straight across.
When the toe nail starts to grow abnormal, then rounding the nail is best.
You will need a sharp, pointy toe nail clipper for the job. Take a look below for options.
Treatment of Ingrown Toe Nails in Huntington Beach
Oral antibiotics are usually NOT needed to treat an ingrown toe nail.
When you first start to feel an in grown nail happening, use a topical antibiotic ointment and cover with a bandaid.
Give this treatment about 3 days, if it is not getting better, see your local Podiatrist in Orange County.
In-Office Surgical Treatment Options for Infected Ingrown Nails in Huntington Beach
On first occurrence, the incriminating ingrown nail border should be taken out.
Once the ingrown nail border is removed the problem is solved.
The minor surgical procedure is done in the office with the use of a local anesthetic.
Once the toe is numb, the procedure is Pain Free. You can return to work or school the same day usually.
The ingrown nail avulsion procedure can also be done at a surgical center under mild sedation anesthesia with the supervision of an anesthesiologist. This route is reserved for patients that have a high level of anxiety.
With repeating incidences of in grown toe nail, the nail border and nail matrix should be taken out permanently.
By removing part of the nail matrix, the nail corner will stop growing into your skin and the problem will be solved.
The matrix procedure can also be done in the office. This is a permanent fix to the issue.
For a consult on you ingrown toe nail contact one of our Podiatrists in Huntington Beach.
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Last Updated 7-07-2019