“Almost everyone will suffer from an ingrown toenail during their life, whether it be the result of an injury, poor fitting shoes, or genetics,” explains Ohio-based podiatrist Amanda Meszaros, DPM. Many people will attempt to resolve the issue with “bathroom surgery,” i.e. an at-home, self-directed procedure, often performed with non-sterile, ineffective instruments.
|Dr. Amanda Meszaros
A common result: a splinter that will fester, cause an infection, or trigger a fleshy growth called pyogenic granuloma that results from minor trauma. What to do instead: “Seek professional help early,” advises Dr. Meszaros, noting that in-office treatment is easy, simple, and offers quick relief of symptoms.
Source: Jenny McCoy for Runner's World via Men's Health [3/30/17]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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