Recurring Ingrown Toenail: How to Avoid

January 1, 2007

After I have treated patients for ingrowntoenail, I suggest that they preventrecurrences by regularly filingthe central portion of the nail to keepit thin.

After I have treated patients for ingrowntoenail, I suggest that they preventrecurrences by regularly filingthe central portion of the nail to keepit thin. The nail will then begin togrow more toward the center, insteadof the sides, to compensate for theloss of thickness.
-- Adriana Pavletic, MD
   Omaha