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Best way to treat an ingrown toenail

Nilton Di Chiacchio, Nilton Gioia Di Chiacchio
Dermatologic Clinics 2015, 33 (2): 277-82
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Nail phenolization is considered a useful procedure for treating ingrowing toenails. Nail phenolization is indicated when partial and definitive removal of the nail plate is necessary. Nail phenolization is simple and inexpensive, and associated with little postoperative discomfort, a quick return to normal activities, and a low rate of complication and recurrence. The Howard-Dubois and super U techniques are indicated when ingrowing nails are caused by hypertrophy of nail folds, according to the degree of severity.

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