An ingrown toenail (also known onychoroyptosis or uniguis incarnates) occurs when the an individual's toe nail grows within the bed of the surrounding skin. The nail can also pierce the skin causing swelling, redness and sometimes infection. Symptoms may include tender, swollen or hard skin that is adjacent to the nail. Ingrown toenails can happen with any toe, but generally it occurs with the big toe. This condition is very common and are caused by the following (Mayo Clinic):
- Wearing shoes that crowd your feet.
- Cutting your toenails too short or not straight across.
- Injury to your toenail.
- Unusually curved toenails.
Ingrown toenails can be treated by the individual, however, it is important to see your doctor if you are experiencing severe pain, pus, redness, or poor circulation problems, including those with diabetes. For detailed information on treating ingrown toenails at home, please view the following step by step procedure included in this article below:
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