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Treatment of Ingrown Toenails at the Department of Family Medicine

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Ingrown toenails occur when the toenail pushes under the skin of the toe instead of growing along the top if it. Ingrown toenails can be painful and occasionally become infected.

If you have diabetes or other conditions that affect the nerves and sensation in your feet, an ingrown toenail may get worse before you notice there is a problem.

How We Treat Ingrown Toenails

Family medicine doctors at UPMC's Department of Family Medicine can help you manage an ingrown toenail through diagnosis and treatment in our office.

Typical treatments include cutting the nail back and lifting it above the skin.

If there is an infection, we will remove the infected tissue and prescribe the appropriate antibiotics if necessary.

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