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Ingrown Toe Nail Infection


Ingrown toenails occur when the edges of your nails grow into the skin next to the nail. They can occur both in men and women with sweaty feet. Diabetic and older people are at higher risk of toenails.

Causes of ingrowth toenail infection

There are many causes of ingrown toenail infection, some of which are as below -

  • Cutting toenails in the wrong way
  • Curved or irregular toenails
  • Toenail injury that can be the result of dropping something heavy on foot, kicking a ball hard, stubbing your toe and many more
  • Improper foot hygiene
Ingrown toenails

Symptoms

Ingrown toenails are painful and worsen in stages. The early signs of ingrown toenail infection include -

  • Severe pain when pressure is applied on the toe
  • Hard, swollen and tender skin next to the nail
  • Fluid building around the toe
  • Red or swollen skin
  • Bleeding or oozing pus
  • Overgrown skin around the toe

It is essential to treat ingrown toenail infections as soon as possible to avoid serious conditions. At Madurai Foot Care Center, our podiatrist will diagnose your toe. You may need a physical examination and X-ray to check how deeper the nail has grown into the skin.

You can try some home remedies for a few weeks. However, if the pain worsens or you find it difficult to walk - consult our podiatrist. Our podiatrist may partially remove the nail and treat your toe with phenol to prevent future ingrown toenails.

You can go home with a toe bandage after the surgery. You are advised to wear open-toe shoes and do salt water soaks to promote faster healing.

Ingrown toenails should be treated at the earliest to prevent infection in the bone of your toe. If ignored, an ingrown toenail can lead to foot ulcers and chronic wounds.

Authored By Dr.G.Saravanakumar M.B.B.S, M.S., D.A., F.P.S

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