Myths About Ingrown Toenails
For the past few weeks I have noticed an increase in ingrown toenail problems. The ages have ranged from today’s 16y/o patient to an 80y/o patient last week. I would like to dispel some of the myths that I have heard about ingrown toenails.
1.Myth: My pedicurist can treat my ingrown toenail for me every 2-4 weeks.
Fact: A podiatrist is licensed to treat the pathology of ingrown toenails.
2.Myth: If I cut my toenails short, then my ingrown toenails will go away.
Fact:Cutting toenails too short can cause ingrown toenails. Recommend cutting toenails straight across.
3.Myth: Bathroom surgery works with my toenail clippers,pocket knife, peroxide,alcohol,witch hazel,and Dr. Scholl’s ingrown toenail product.
Fact: I have treated hundreds of infected ingrown toenails as a result of bathroom surgery.
4.Myth: Ingrown toenail procedures are painful.
Fact:Local anesthesia is used so that the procedure is painless.
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Dedicated to your foot health,
Dr. Antonio L. Knowles,DPM