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Should I call my doctor about an ingrown nail?

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Yes, when the ingrown nail becomes infected (severe pain and pus develop), the pain doesn't go away after you've dealt with the nail, or your nails are so hard or thick that you can't relieve the pressure. People with diabetes, who could have complications from foot infections, should definitely call their doctor.

SOURCES: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. American Academy of Family Physicians.

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

SOURCES: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. American Academy of Family Physicians.

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

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