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What should I do about an ingrown toenail?

An ingrown toenail is one of those conditions that will only get worse if you try to ignore it, so if you notice the problem, seek help for it immediately. Conservative care is an option in the early stages of the condition. Soaking the toe in warm water can help relieve pain. Sliding clean cotton or floss under the ingrowing corner can help lift the edge of it above your skin, so it doesn’t grow into your toe. Changing your shoes can reduce pressure on your digit that might be influencing your nail to curve.

Image of a painful ingrown toenail

However, if the nail has already grown in quite a bit, conservative methods may not be an effective option. You may need an ingrown nail removal to eliminate the troublesome edge entirely. Our team at Absolute Foot Care Specialists are experts with this and will be able to quickly and carefully eliminate the ingrown edge, immediately improving your pain. Don’t wait until you can barely walk to get good nail care. Instead contact Absolute Foot Care Specialists in Las Vegas for an appointment today by calling (702) 839-2010.