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How can I treat an ingrown toenail?

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  • Soak the foot in warm water four times a day.
  • Once daily, wedge a piece of gauze between the nail and wet skin.
  • If these treatments don’t work, see a doctor.

SOURCES:
 

Canale, S. Campbell's Operative Orthopedics, Mosby, 2008.

Goldman, L. Cecil Medicine, Saunders Elsevier, 2008.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on June 7, 2020

SOURCES:
 

Canale, S. Campbell's Operative Orthopedics, Mosby, 2008.

Goldman, L. Cecil Medicine, Saunders Elsevier, 2008.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on June 7, 2020

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