An ingrown toenail is a toenail which has grown into the surrounding skin of your toe. If you’ve ever had an ingrown toenail, you already know how painful it can be.
You are at higher risk of developing ingrown toenails if:
When you have an ingrown toenail, you will experience:
Your toenail and the nail bed may also appear dark and you may see pus or blood coming out from underneath your toenail.
You can do a lot to help prevent an ingrown toenail. Remember to:
When you develop an ingrown toenail, you can try a few simple home remedies like these to get relief:
For stubborn, painful ingrown toenails that don’t respond to home therapies, your podiatrist can help you feel better, with several professional treatments for ingrown toenails. Your podiatrist may recommend:
An ingrown toenail can make it painful to put on shoes, and it can also affect your ability to stay active. You don’t have to suffer with an ingrown toenail because your podiatrist can help. To find out more about the causes and treatment of ingrown toenails, call your podiatrist today.