Ingrown Nails Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 22, 2019
  • Author: Amira M Elbendary, MBBCh, MSc; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are ingrown nails?

What is the pathophysiology of ingrown nails?

What are the types of ingrown nails?

What causes ingrown nails?

What is the prevalence of ingrown nails in the US?

What is the global prevalence of ingrown nails?

What are the racial predilections of ingrown nails?

What are the sexual predilections of ingrown nails?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of ingrown nails?

What is the prognosis of ingrown nails?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of ingrown nails?

Which physical findings are characteristic of ingrown nails?

What are the stages of ingrown nails?

What are the possible complications of ingrown nails?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Ingrown Nails?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of ingrown nails?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of ingrown nails?

Treatment

How are ingrown nails treated?

What is included in the conservative treatment of ingrown nails?

Which surgical procedures are used in the treatment of ingrown nails?

What are the partial nail avulsion surgical techniques used in the treatment of ingrown nails?

What is included in postoperative care following surgery for ingrown nails?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with ingrown nails?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of ingrown nails?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of ingrown nails?

How are ingrown nails prevented?

What is included in long-term monitoring following the treatment of ingrown nails?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of ingrown nails?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesic agents are used in the treatment of Ingrown Nails?