Ingrown Nails Workup

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


Imaging Studies

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