Cotton Balls: An Ingrown Toenail Faux Paux

Do place cotton balls under your ingrown toenails to try to relieve the pressure? Don’t!! This is Doctor Gabriel Rodriguez, your favorite podiatrist in Sioux Falls, and today, I want to tell you why.

Cotton balls, especially if filled with some kind of medicinal solution or other fluid, can cause the toe area to remain moist and warm, which is the exact environment needed to create the growth of bacteria. Taking this risk creates the possibility of developing an infection or condition such as fungal nail.

If you have an ingrown toenail, it is best to see a podiatrist. I invite you to see me, Doctor Rodriguez, at my office in Sioux Falls. Click here for my full report on ingrown toenails and to make an appointment:

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