What Is The Cure For Ingrown Toenails?

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I’m late, I want to ask what medicine or ointment for ingrown toenails is effective? Without having to operate. No pain, just swelling. Please, what is the name of the ointment, I need it for years, it hasn’t healed yet but the pain is just swollen. Thanks.

1 Answer:

Hi Endah,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Cantengan, is a lay term used for paronichia. This condition occurs when a part of the nail grows into the skin, triggering inflammation. Wounds where the nail enters the skin are also often the entry point for harmful microorganisms, so in addition to swelling, ingrown toenails are often accompanied by a buildup of pus in the skin.


Ingrown toenails will generally cause quite a lot of pain. If you only experience swelling, without pain, then this may be due to the inflammation that has subsided. However, it could also be a sign that what you are experiencing is another reason, not an infection. Several other conditions can have similar symptoms to ingrown toenails, for example:

Callus (calluses)
Clavus (fish eye)
Other skin infections, such as warts, tinea pedis, folliculitis, impetigo, cutaneous candidiasis
Contact dermatitis
Onychomycosis (fungal nail infection)
Cancer
Cellulitis, and so on

Ingrown toenails can be treated by administering medication while manual efforts are made to free the nail segment that enters the skin. However, if this step does not work, then the doctor will generally perform a surgical procedure, namely by removing the nail that is the source of inflammation, it can be partially or completely. However, if what you are experiencing is not an ingrown toenail, then of course the treatment is different. So, it's best if you check with your doctor first to make it clear.


If there is no pain, you can prevent the complaint from getting worse, for example by:

Use clean, comfortable, and sized shoes that fit your feet (not too narrow)
Wash your feet
Don't cut your nails too deep

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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