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Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown toenail is a painful condition where the nail grows to cut into the sides of the nail bed. The condition occurs in people who always wear shoes. If not treated, the condition can cause an infection and even lead to surgery.

Causes of ingrown toenail

High heels or tight fitting shoes cause the toes to exert pressure on each other. This causes the toe nails to grow abnormally.
Improper cut on the toenails make the corner of the nail to grow into the skin. Cut your nails straight across.
Fungal infection of the nail can cause a widened or thickened toenail to develop.
Injury near the nail
It is sometimes hereditary.

Symptoms of ingrown toenail

Early stages show reddened, swelling and pain in the toe area. The toe feels warm and no pus discharged. Most at times, you will have no fever.
After an infection, there may be yellow discharge from the toe. The skin on the toe may turn red.

Seek medical advice if the above symptoms occur. A diabetic has a higher risk of infection to the toe. Many ingrown nails are eliminated by surgery.

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Words from out in House Expert:

dr.-dave-bordered.jpgDr. Dave States: Tricky but effective is consistently working the nail bed to redirect the bone growth is the best way to solve it overtime.  Surgery should be the last resort to this common problem.  Cooling the tissue around the inflammation is key to getting the irritation to calm down.  There are ointments and oils that will help calm the inflammation down such as traumeel.

 

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