Ingrowing toenails

What is an ingrowing toenail?

An ingrowing toenail is a nail that has pierced the skin and can feel a little like a splinter. Some nails can be very involuted (curved around) and not pierce the skin and still be very sore and inflamed. An ingrowing toenail that has pierced the skin can become infected so you may see pus or some blood.

What causes an ingrowing toenail?

This may be caused by many factors, usually the main culprit is cutting toenails incorrectly or picking at your nails. An injury to your nail, the way you walk as well as wearing tight socks and shoes can also cause this.

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