Cotton Balls: An Ingrown Toenail Faux Paux

#HerndonVA Do you place cotton balls under your ingrown toenails to try to relieve the pressure? Don’t!!

This is Doctor Stanley Idiculla, your favorite podiatrist in Herndon, 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 Idiculla, at my office in Herndon.

Author
Stanley Idiculla, DPM Dr. Stanley Idiculla, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., is a top-ranked podiatrist providing advanced care for patients in and around Herndon and Springfield, Virginia. At NoVa Foot and Ankle, Dr. Idiculla offers compassionate care for all types of foot- and ankle-related medical problems, including heel pain, heel spurs, ingrown toenails, ankle sprain, hammer toes, bunions, flat feet, plantar warts, foot infections, plantar fasciitis, corns and calluses, sports injuries, foot and ankle fractures, neuroma, tendonitis, toenail fungus, athlete’s foot and gout, as well as diabetic foot care. In addition, Dr. Idiculla offers custom orthotics designed for each patient’s individual needs. Dr. Idiculla received his undergraduate education at the University of Pittsburgh, obtaining bachelor’s degrees in neuroscience and philosophy before traveling to New York City where he earned his doctor of podiatric medicine (D.P.M.) degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Following graduation.

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