Ingrown Toenails (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
Anytime an ingrown toenail has developed into an infection (drainage, a fever, lighter skin surrounded by red skin, or worsening pain and swelling), see a doctor.
Even if the ingrown toenail is only inflamed without infection, see a doctor if the following conditions also occur:
Most ingrown toenails can be managed in the doctor's office. However, go to the emergency department (by car, not ambulance) if these circumstances develop:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/10/2014
Allison Harvey, MD, FACEP
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