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Podiatrist Dr. Hillary Brenner states, "ingrown toenails can be inherited (the so-called "pincer nail" that curves inward), or they can be caused by tight shoes or pantyhose, but it's most often due to cutting too deeply into the corners of nails.  As a result, skin grows over the nail, leaving you vulnerable to a bacterial infection that can become very dangerous should the bacteria reach the bloodstream. You'll know it's a bacterial infection by signs of redness, heat and swelling. Also, it smells bad.
 
"Podiatrist Brenner also states, 'bacteria actually eat your sweat and excrete fumes. If you notice any red streaking from the infection site, she advises seeing a podiatrist immediately. Otherwise, treat the infection by soaking your feet in a lukewarm bath of Epsom salt for 15 to 20 minutes and apply moisturizing cream to soften the nail. Then, use sterile clippers to trim the nail, and apply Neosporin and a bandage to the wound.  It should be almost instantaneous relief."
 
Dr. Hardy's Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics treats many patients with ingrown toenails very successfully.  Although we practice conservative foot care where we avoid surgery or medications at all costs, sometimes surgical treatment of an ingrown toenail is inevitable.  one of the things that sets our foot clinic apart is that we us a device called the 'wand' which is a computerized painless injection system where the patient feels no pain whatsoever.  
 
If you or a loved one would like competent treatment for ingrown toenails, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-8737.

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