Ingrown toenail treatment and advice

At Bath Avenue Medical Centre, our Dermatology & Community Surgery Department offers comprehensive and effective treatment for ingrown toenails with our Podiatry team.
If you’re suffering from this painful condition, our team of experienced medical professionals can help you find relief and prevent future occurrences.

What is an Ingrown Toenail?

Ingrown toenails occur when the edge of a toenail grows into the skin surrounding the nail. This can cause discomfort, pain, and inflammation. In some cases, the affected area may become infected, which can lead to further complications.

Treatment Options

At Bath Avenue Medical Centre, we offer a range of treatment options for ingrown toenails. Our Podiatry Team will carefully assess your condition to determine the best approach for your needs. Depending on the severity of your condition, treatment options may include:

Medication: If the affected area is not infected, our Medical Team may recommend medication to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.

Nail Trimming: In some cases, by trimming the nail, our Podiatrist can relieve pressure and prevent the nail from growing into the surrounding skin. Our Medical and Podiatry Team have the necessary tools and expertise to safely trim the nail without causing further damage.

Partial Nail Removal: If the ingrown toenail is causing significant pain or has become infected, our medical professionals may recommend partial nail removal. This is a relatively simple procedure that involves removing a portion of the affected nail to alleviate pressure and prevent future occurrences.

Advice for Preventing Ingrown Toenails

In addition to providing effective treatment options for ingrown toenails, our medical professionals also offer advice for preventing future occurrences. Some tips to help prevent ingrown toenails include:

Proper Footwear: Wearing properly fitting shoes that do not compress or pinch the toes can help prevent ingrown toenails.

Proper Nail Care: Regularly trimming nails straight across and avoiding tight-fitting socks or hosiery can also help prevent ingrown toenails.

Avoid Trauma: Toenail trauma, such as stubbing a toe, can cause the nail to grow abnormally and lead to an ingrown toenail. Taking care to avoid trauma can help prevent this condition.

Consultation Cost

At Bath Avenue Medical Centre, a consultation with our Podiatrist for ingrown toenail treatment and advice costs €95. During your consultation, our medical professionals will assess your condition and recommend the best treatment options for your needs.

If you're suffering from an ingrown toenail, help is at hand. At Bath Avenue Medical Centre, we offer effective treatment options and advice to help you find relief and prevent future occurrences. Our Dermatology & Community Surgery Department is staffed with experienced medical professionals who are dedicated to providing high-quality care. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Related Consultants

Dr Killian Bates

Consultant Paediatrician

Specialism Gynaecology

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