Antibiotics haven’t fixed your Ingrown Toenail?

Antibiotics will help reduce infection and inflammation of the ingrown toenail, however the ingrown portion of the nail will still need to be taken out. This can be done by a simple procedure by the podiatrist, and with local anaesthetic if necessary.

A permanent solution with nail surgery can also be considered. This involves a procedure, under local anaesthetic, where the ingrown portion of toenail is removed down to the base. A strong chemical called phenol is then applied and will prevent that portion of toenail growing back. This will prevent the portion of nail from growing back to become another ingrown toenail. This is a very successful procedure to get rid of your ingrown toenail once and for all.