Del Monte Podiatry -  - Podiatrist

John B. Del Monte, DPM

Podiatrist located in Jersey City, NJ

Ingrown Toenail Specialist

Dr. John B. Del Monte offers an assortment of treatments for ingrown toenails at his Del Monte Podiatry office in Jersey City, New Jersey. If you think you might have an ingrown toenail, an appointment with Dr. Del Monte will help you identify the signs of an ingrown toenail, the possible causes, and how it can be treated.

Ingrown Toenail Q & A

by John B. Del Monte, DPM

What is an ingrown toenail?

An ingrown toenail is a nail whose corners or sides have grown in such a way that they’re digging painfully into the soft tissue of your nail grooves, causing irritation, redness, and swelling.

What causes ingrown toenails?

Ingrown toenails can be caused by:

  • Heredity
  • Improperly trimmed nails
  • Repeated trauma to the foot
  • Tight shoes

How will I know that I have an ingrown toenail?

In addition to irritation, redness, and swelling, you may also experience:

  • More acute pain
  • Drainage of clear or yellowish fluid
  • Drainage of pus
  • An odd odor
  • Skin that has not fully healed

How do you treat an ingrown toenail?

You can first try to treat your toenail at home by soaking your foot in warm salt water, applying an antiseptic, and then bandaging the toe. Patients with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, or other circulatory disorders, however, should avoid self-treatment.

If soaking your foot does not work —pain and swelling persists for at least a week—or if self-care is not recommended because of a compromised immune system, you should call your podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Del Monte can remove the ingrown portion of the nail and prescribe a topical cream or oral medication to treat the infection.

You may remove any bandages the day after your procedure. You should also continue to clean the area and/or soak it in Epsom salts or soap twice a day for up to two weeks. This will help to prevent further infection. Wearing open-toed or loose-fitting shoes can also help to relieve pressure to the toe while it’s still healing.

If you or a family member are experiencing pain from an ingrown toenail and at-home treatment is not working, call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Del Monte at Del Monte Podiatry.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Del Monte Podiatry, we accept most major insurance plans. We don't currently accept Aetna at this time. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed. Aetna: Please note that we are NOT in network with Aetna. We do NOT accept Aetna at this time.

Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Cigna
Horizon
MagnaCare
Oxford United Healthcare
QualCare
UnitedHealthcare
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Location
Del Monte Podiatry
150 Warren Street, #201
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: 201-639-2132
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