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Surgical Removal of a Painful Toenail

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Suffering from a severely painful toenail that is constantly irritated with shoes and impossible to cut? Surgical removal is most likely the best option. Toenail deformities can be the result of trauma to the nail plate which can occur from dropping something on your toe, or simply through years of irritation of the nail plate on a shoe.

Infected toenail or nail fungus?

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An ingrown toenail is typically the result of the nail plate growing into the adjacent nail fold or skin next to the toenail. The break in the skin allows bacteria to enter and an infection occurs.  Sometimes a toenail can acquire a bacterial infection under the nail plate itself. Examples

What is an ingrown toenail?

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An ingrown toenail is when the border or side of your toenail breaks through the skin next to it which eventually leads to a skin infection or cellulitis. The skin becomes swollen, red and painful. Sometimes you will see pus draining from underneath the nail.  Treatment at home consists of

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Topical Nail Solution to soften and clear discolored toenails.
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