Ingrown toenails – when the side of the nail cuts into the skin of the toe – can cause pain and bleeding, possibly leading to infection and inflammation.
If caught early, regular soaking and softening of the skin around the affected nail for a few weeks, combined with gently guiding the growing nail over rather than into the skin, can limit or cure the problem.
HCA hospitals offer treatment for persistent ingrown toenails, during which part of the nail may need to be removed under local anaesthetic and regrowth of the problem nail edge prevented by application of a small amount of acid to the nail bed.
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When you have ingrown toenail treatment at one of our hospitals:
- your procedure will utilise the least invasive techniques available
- you will be treated by a leading consultant with years of experience
You can choose the consultant and hospital most convenient for you by simply entering the treatment into our ‘Consultant finder’.
With us, you can be sure you are getting the best treatment the medical world has to offer. When you have any treatment in one of our units or hospitals, you will experience a number of benefits:
- Access to consultants who are experts in their field, working with the latest treatments and leading technologies in state-of-the-art facilities that smaller private hospitals cannot match.
- We are London’s leading private hospital group, treating 400,000 patients each year. This volume drives excellence and experience. Our scale also means we have greater funds available to invest in the latest treatments or medication, many of which are not available on the NHS or via smaller private hospitals.
- You can be confident that we can take care of all your treatment needs. We are the only private hospital group to offer such an extensive range of treatments for patients of all ages.
- No waiting time. Your care will start as soon as you're ready.
- Your safety is protected. We have more critical care beds than any other private hospital group. Our rates of MRSA are nearly five times lower than the national average. And we have zero recorded cases of some other common infections.
What to do next
Once you have decided that you would like to be treated at an HCA hospital, or would like further information, here's what to do next:
- Call one of our advisors on +44 (0) 20 7079 4399 or complete our web enquiry form.
- Check with your insurance company that your policy covers your treatment, and obtain authorisation.
- Visit or call your GP to obtain a referral letter and then call us to make an appointment to visit your chosen consultant and hospital at a time to suit you.
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