Children are prone to ingrown toenails just as adults are. A child as young as three years old can get an ingrown nail. The number one cause of this condition isn’t improper cutting of the nail but rather genetics.

If a child complains of pain around a nail without an injury, it’s a safe bet one of the corners of the nail is ingrown. Redness of the area and even drainage can be present. An attempt at self-treatment often makes the condition worse. There aren’t any store-bought products that will help.

Since most primary doctors and urgent care clinics have limited experience treating this condition, a trip to the podiatrist is the best option. Removing the part of the nail that is ingrown under local anesthesia will result in immediate relief. Usually a procedure that can help prevent the problem from recurring is recommended.

Some kids will hide a painful ingrown toenail for weeks because of the fear of what might need to be done. This is especially true if the toe becomes red and starts oozing. Once a child reaches the teenage years it’s recommended that parents ask about any foot concerns. Feet are easily neglected.

Ingrown toenails can be very painful and become seriously infected. Addressing the condition as early as possible will relieve the pain and avoid anything serious from happening.

If a child’s Pediatrician prescribes an antibiotic for an infected toenail, the relief will usually be temporary. Once a nail starts growing downward into the flesh a minor procedure is indicated to remove the offending piece. The goal of proper treatment is to prevent the piece of nail from ever growing inward again.

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Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

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GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

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You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

- John M.

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Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

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The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

- Bob D.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm

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