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Ingrown Toenail Removal

Ingrown Toenail Removal

An ingrown nail, often seen in the big toenail, is a condition caused by pressure from growth of the edge of the nail into the skin surrounding the toe. This pressure eventually causes the nail to break the skin, which can results in bacterial or fungal infections and inflammation.

Risk Factors for ingrown toenails:

  • Trauma to the nail and toes
  • Ill-fitting shoes
  • Fungal infection
  • Improper nail trimming

Treatment options for ingrown nails include:

  1. Lifting the nail – Lifting the nail edge and placing cotton or other sterile fabric between the nail and the skin to help guide the nail toward growing away from the skin edge
  2. Partially removing the nail – For more extreme cases, trimming or removing a portion of the nail to keep it from growing into the skin around the nail
  3. Removing the nail and surrounding tissue – For repeat problems on the same toe, a portion of the nail along with the nail bed may be removed to keep the nail from growing back

Always seek medical attention for any type of nail pain. Contact Dr. Parikh for a medical consultation.

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Ingrown Toenail Removal Doctor Near Me | Niles Illinois
Dr. Shermi Parikh

Dr. Shermi Parikh

Board Certified Podiatric Physician and Surgeon


241 Golf Mill Center #405,
Niles, Illinois 60714

Our hours

Tuesday 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (noon)

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