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Health Tip: Caring for an Ingrown Toenail: MedlinePlus

Health Tip: Caring for an Ingrown Toenail: MedlinePlus

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Health Tip: Caring for an Ingrown Toenail

Soaking in warm water can help prevent infection

By Diana Kohnle
Thursday, August 9, 2012
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(HealthDay News) -- An ingrown toenail usually is painful and may lead to infection. But caring for the problem at home can help prevent complications.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these suggestions:
  • Three to four times daily, soak the affected foot in warm water.
  • Make sure your foot otherwise stays dry.
  • Wear shoes that are comfortable and have plenty of room in the toes.
  • Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain.
  • Call your doctor if the toenail isn't better after about three days.
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  1. Thanks for these tips on how to properly trim my toenails. I care a lot about my body and my foot so I'll do everything to take care of it. Calgary Foot Doctor