Conservative Treatment

  • Bertrand Richert
  • Nilton Di Chiacchio
  • Marie Caucanas
  • Nilton Gioia Di Chiacchio


A large number of conservative treatments for ingrown toenails have been described, such as compression, massage of the nail folds, taping, acrylic nails and nail bracing. All of them may help in the treatment of ingrown nails, especially in mild cases and in children. These treatments are lengthy and, when inappropriate, associated with a high recurrence rate.


Ingrowing nail Conservative Nail brace Taping Dental floss Gutter splint Acrylic resin 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertrand Richert
    • 1
  • Nilton Di Chiacchio
    • 2
  • Marie Caucanas
    • 3
  • Nilton Gioia Di Chiacchio
    • 4
  1. 1.CHU BrugmannUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Dermatology ClinicHospital do Servidor Público MunicipalSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Clinique St Jean LanguedocToulouseFrance
  4. 4.Hospital do Servidor Público MunicipalSão PauloBrazil

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