|Will an Ingrown Toenail Go Away on its Own?|
|Ingrown toenails occur when the side of the nail becomes curved and invades the skin along the side of the nail. This can cause increased redness, pain and swelling to the skin on the side of the nail. Ingrown nails do not usually go away without cutting the ingrown out.
Cutting ingrown nails out at home can be dangerous and should be avoided. When attempting to remove an ingrown toenail on your own, you often leave a piece of nail deep along the side and end of the toe. This often results in an infection and complicates the treatment and may require antibiotics. The only way to stop the infection is by seeing a podiatrist for treatment. Antibiotics alone are rarely a solution.
If you have an ingrown nail causing pain or discomfort, call Advanced Podiatry today in Tampa Florida at (813)875-0555 for an appointment with one of our doctors to discuss removing the ingrown and preventing it from growing back.
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