Ingrown Toenail

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Ingrown Toenail

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How Podiatrists Handle Ingrown Toenails

Whether you've groomed your feet a little too aggressively (more on that later) or you're a runner who's parted with a toenail, ingrowns are a common if unsightly issue. They're fairly easy to fix too, says Jane Andersen, DPM, a podiatrist at Chapel Hill Foot and Ankle Associates in North Carolina.

The two exceptions: If you have diabetes or vascular disease, see your doctor immediately instead of going the DIY route, as ingrown toenails can become much bigger issues for people with those conditions. Otherwise, here's your at-home solution:

Step 1 – Take a Soak
Fill up your tub or a large bowl with warm water, and add 1 Tbsp. of Epsom salts for every…

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