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Ingrown nails

Ingrown nails: Introduction

A condition where an edge of a finger-nail or toe-nail grows into, or pushes against, the skin causing irritation and inflammation. It may be caused by ill-fitting shoes or incorrect clipping of the nails. Age, lung disease and poor peripheral circulation can also cause the nails to curve inwards and hence increase the likelihood of ingrown nails. ...more »

Symptoms of Ingrown nails

Treatments for Ingrown nails

  • Antibiotics
  • Antibiotic powders
  • Twisted cotton wool under the nail edge
  • Soak toenail or fingernail - 2 or 3 times a day for 20 minutes
  • Keep nail clean and dry
  • more treatments...»

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Types of Ingrown nails

Causes of Ingrown nails

  • Poorly fitting shoes
  • Habitual incorrect toenail tearing or clipping
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Prevention of Ingrown nails

Prevention information for Ingrown nails has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Ingrown nails.

  • Trim toenails and fingernails straight across
  • Avoid trimming toenails and fingernails too far down
  • Properly fitted shoes - so they don't press down on the toes.
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