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Procedure - Ingrown Toenail

An ingrown toenail occurs when the corner or side of a nail grows into the surrounding soft flesh. This is a common condition that you can usually treat on your own, but some people require treatment and removal for their ingrown toenail at Ogden Clinic in Utah. Ingrown toenails cause redness, swelling, pain, and sometimes infection. Ingrown toenails often occur on the big toe and are more prevalent in people with diabetes or conditions that affect circulation to the feet.

Ingrown toenails are often caused by:

  • Injuring your toenails, such as stubbing your toe
  • Having remarkably curved toenails
  • Wearing tight shoes that crowd the toes

If over-the-counter and home remedies have failed to eliminate an ingrown toenail, you may want to consult with a specialist at Ogden Clinic for different treatment options including:

  • Lifting up the ingrown nail edge: For a nail that is only slight ingrown, your doctor may lift the edge of the nail and place a splint, dental floss, or cotton under it. This will help separate the nail from the skin, and allows the nail to grow above the edge of the skin. Once your doctor places the material, you will need to soak your feet and replace the material daily at home.
  • Partially removing the nail: If your ingrown toenail is causing pain, redness, or pus, your doctor may want to do a partial removal. For this procedure your doctor may numb your toe with a local anesthetic, then proceed to trim or remove the ingrown portion of the nail.
  • Removing the ingrown nail and surrounding tissue: For patients that have recurring ingrown nails on the same toe, your doctor may recommend removing the nail along with the surrounding tissue (nail bed). This procedure is done with a chemical agent or a laser.
  • Using antibiotics: Your doctor may also write you a prescription for oral or topical antibiotics if the ingrown toenail was infected or is at risk of becoming infected.

    If your at-home treatments have failed to remove your ingrown toenail, call us at Ogden Clinic to request a consultation with one of our specialists in Utah.


Amann, Kelly, DO
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Anderson, Elisabeth, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Arbon, Brett, FNP-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Bailey, Chase, DNP
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Baires, Enrique, MD
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Belfry, Carolyn, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Bielik, Candace, PA-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Bledsoe, James, DO
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Broadbent, Daniel, MD
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080

Browne, Michael, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Bruce, Stephen, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Butters, Bridger, PA-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Chappell, Daniel, DO
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080

Christensen, D. Carl, FNP-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150

Christensen, Lane, DNP
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Christian, Mark, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Christiansen, Van, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Cope, David, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Davis, Christopher, DO
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150

Eggleston, Darek, DO
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Fischer, Roxina, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800

Grogan, Rodney, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Hagemeyer, Matthew, MD
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Hazzard, Sandra, DNP, FNP, WHNP, CNM
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Heder, Lane, PA-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150

Hemmersmeier, John, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Johnson, Eric, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Kester, Brittany, PA-C, ATC
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Larson, Dallen, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Marsh, Damon, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Miconi-Correa, Lisa, FNP-BC
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Neville, Roark, MD
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150

O'Brien, Grace, DO
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800

Peterson, Bryce, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Phelps, Nathan, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Reynolds, Kerry, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Rigby, Rohn, MD
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150

Sandberg, Rebecca, FNP-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Schmitz, J., MD
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Severance, Michael, PA-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Shanafelt, Emily, FNP-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Stephens, Lisa, PA-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150

Ward, Raymond, MD, PhD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Ward, Amanda, FNP
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Wasden, Michelle, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

West, Renee, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Westbroek, Ryan, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800

Wilson, Kayleen, FNP-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Wozab, Jessica, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900