Ingrown Nails Workup

Updated: Nov 06, 2020
  • Author: Amira M Elbendary, MBBCh, MSc; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

Usually, no laboratory studies are required in patients with ingrown nails. Potassium chloride (KOH) and fungal culture may be considered, if indicated by physical examination findings suspicious for a fungal etiology.

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Imaging Studies

Radiography may be appropriate to rule out fracture, foreign body, or suspected osteomyelitis as indicated by history and physical examination.

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