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Ingrown toenails occur when the nail starts to pierce the skin and soft flesh surrounding it. This is quite common and typically affects the big toes. Often this condition is caused by:
A mild ingrown toenail can often be resolved with simple or over-the-counter treatments. However, for moderate and severe cases, and if the area becomes infected or the condition is complicated by other health issues such as diabetes, it would be best to seek specialist advice from a podiatrist.
Symptoms of an ingrown toenail tend to be localised to the area, and include:
Home remedies can be quite effective in minor cases, which may include:
If the area is infected, very painful or recurs often, a specialist may offer clinical treatments, which may include:
Here are some top tips for preventing an ingrown toenail:
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Thoughts and advice on foot health care from the Podogo team.