Recurring Ingrown Toenail: How to Avoid

December 31, 2006

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