Simple patient-centred ingrown toenail treatment

The technique, which involves a shorter and wider adhesive tape than usual, only covers the corner of the toe, but gently mechanically stretches the skin back from the fold.

“I don’t see too many things that change my practice day-to-day but this one would,” Sydney GP Dr James Best said. “I’m actually going to recommend it to my colleagues.”

Part of what draws the GP educator to the technique is that it is simple and patient-centred.

Patients are required to change the taping themselves, daily, and the ease of