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Ingrown Toenail Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • An ingrown toenail can usually be treated at home.
  • Soak the toenail in warm soapy water, and apply an OTC antibiotic ointment to the toe.

When you may need a provider

  • You have redness, swelling, or discharge from the toe.
  • It hasn’t improved with about 5 days of home treatments.

Emergency Care

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Go to the ER or call 911 if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • The redness is moving up the foot.
  • Fever, chills, feeling sick

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