Conservative treatment starts with the removal and filing of the offending nail edge. This will provide immediate relief by removing pressure from the adjacent skin.

More recalcitrant ingrown nails may require permanent removal via a basic surgical procedure. The problematic nail edge is resected under local anaesthetic, then a medicinal chemical is used to cauterize the growth area. This is a “walk in, walk out” procedure with guarantee of a permanently pain free toe.

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