Can I live with ingrown toenail?
So if I drink antibiotics that’s been prescribed by my doctor, and the infection goes away, can I live with an ingrown toenail or do I have to go get it cut off
- EdnaLv 71 month ago
An ingrown toenail that is deeply ingrown usually has to be removed by a podiatrist in a very quick and simple procedure. The podiatrist will probably prescribe a week's worth of antibiotics to be taken after the nail is removed, in order to prevent infection.
It the toenail is deeply enough ingrown to be causing you pain, antibiotics won't do any good, and the infection won't go away. The ingrown toenail will cause the infection to continue, unless the toenail is removed.
- Anonymous1 month ago
NO. It has to be cut down the side all the way to the root, then acid is put on q tips and shoved in the hole to burn the base of the nail so it does`nt grow back. Then excess infected flesh is cut away and cauterized. Antibiotic ointment is packed into the holes, and it gets bandaged up. You have to care for it for a month or two. Then it will grow back a lot more normally, and NO more infected toe. Which can kill you, by the way.
- rustbucketLv 62 months ago
From experience, an ingrown toenail can when growing back in grow back ingrown and the procedure has to be done again until it grows back in the right way.
- k wLv 72 months ago
ask a foot doctor/podiatrist......
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- Diane ALv 72 months ago
Generally the infection, if present, is secondary to the ingrown nail, the nail is actually out and off of the nail plate and growing into tissue causing quite an inflammatory reaction. They dont have to get infected but they do cause pain and overgrowth of scar tissue called a pyoderma granulosa. Antibiotics will do nothing to fix the nail problem and may or may not even address an infection there.
- jannsodyLv 72 months ago
It's a good idea to talk with a board-certified podiatrist as the ingrown toenail may still apparently be at risk for being infected if it stays put.