Home Treatments include:
Ingrown toenails occur when the edges or corners of the nail grow into the skin next to the nail. The most common toe for this to occur on is the big toe.
Many things can cause an ingrown toenail, including:
Depending on severity, we offer various treatment types to best suit you. If the in-growing nail causes mild pain and is a new condition, conservative treatment involving toenail trimming and ensuring the nail edge is smooth usually works effectively.
However, if your toenail has pierced the skin, or there is any sign of infection, seek medical treatment. Signs of infection include:
The risk of complications of in-growing nails is higher if you have diabetes or other conditions that cause poor circulation.