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Ingrown Toenails (cont.)

Diagnosis of an Ingrown Toenail

The doctor will decide if an infection is present or not and how aggressively to treat it.

  • The doctor will evaluate your ingrown toenail by asking how the problem developed (if any injury, when it started) and about other medical problems, medications, allergies, and most recent tetanus immunization.
  • A physical exam will include checking temperature, pulse, and blood pressure, a detailed examination of the foot, toenail, and the lymph nodes in the groin, and possibly an X-ray of the foot.
  • Blood tests may be performed if you have a severe infection or a history of diabetes.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/10/2014
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