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Ingrown toenails

Guidelines

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The following summarized guidelines for the management of ingrown toenails are prepared by our editorial team based on guidelines from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP 2019). ...
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Medical management

Oral antibiotics: as per AAFP 2019 guidelines, do not use oral antibiotics in patients with an ingrown toenail unless cellulitis is present.
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Surgical interventions

Partial nail avulsion with phenolization: as per AAFP 2019 guidelines, offer surgical approaches for the management of moderate-to-severe ingrown toenails to prevent recurrence.
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