Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
198 Doctors are Online

No growth of toe nail, fungal infection, surgery toenail removed, its painful. Any permanent treatment?

hello doctor, i am suffering from recurring ingrow of toenail and there is fungal infection in my toenail. due to the fungal growth my toenail is getting into the skin and its too painful. i do get my toenail removed by undergoing surgery whenever it starts troubling me but thats a painful procedure.. so what is a permanent and safest solution for this problem?
Asked On : Wed, 16 Oct 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  30
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
In growth of toe nails is common in great toe nail and is caused by tight shoes, improper nail trimming of the nails, fungal infection or injury causing the toe nail to ingrow. I suggest you get proper treatment for the fungal infection of the nail which is for at least 6 weeks. (As nail infection takes longer to heal)
Ingrown toe nails can be prevented by the following:
1. Regular trimming of nails, edge of nail should be away from skin, meaning prevent in turning of the nail into the skin in the corners.
2. Avoid tight shoes
3. Keep feet clean and dry.
I hope I have answered your question satisfactorily, Thanks.
Answered: Wed, 16 Oct 2013
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
 

 

Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor