Ingrown Toenails (cont.)
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Is Surgery Necessary for Ingrown Toenails?
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If an infection is present, then surgical removal of either part of the nail or the whole nail and drainage of the abscess will be needed. This is performed in the doctor's office or in the emergency department. The extent of the procedure will depend on the severity of the infection, any other medical problems, and if this is a recurring problem.
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/22/2016
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