Management of the ingrown toenail.

@article{Heidelbaugh2009ManagementOT,
  title={Management of the ingrown toenail.},
  author={Joel J. Heidelbaugh and Hobart Lee},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2009},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={
          303-8
        }
}
Ingrown toenail, or onychocryptosis, most commonly affects the great toenail. Many anatomic and behavioral factors are thought to contribute to ingrown toenails, such as improper trimming, repetitive or inadvertent trauma, genetic predisposition, hyperhidrosis, and poor foot hygiene. Conservative treatment approaches include soaking the foot in warm, soapy water; placing cotton wisps or dental floss under the ingrown nail edge; and gutter splinting with or without the placement of an acrylic… CONTINUE READING
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