Ingrown Nails Treatment

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Ingrown Nails Treatment

What are ingrown nails?
Ingrown nails are the nails that penetrate into the nail bed as they grow. They most commonly occur on toenails. The condition is also called Onychocryptosis.

Symptoms of Ingrown nails

  • Pain in the nail bed and on the margins of the nail
  • Sensitive nail margins
  • Discomfort or pain on wearing closed toe shoes
  • Discomfort or pain on putting pressure on the nails
  • Swelling or redness around the nails
  • Fluid discharge around the nails

Causes of ingrown nails

  • Ingrown nails could occur due to footwear that do not fit properly or have less toe space.
  • Wearing enclosed footwear in damp atmosphere for longer time.
  • Improper nail trimming
  • Injuries or trauma
  • Bacterial or fungal infection

Treatment of ingrown nails

  • Medication Antibiotics could be prescribed for fungal or bacterial infections.
  • Topical treatment Antiseptics could be prescribed for topical application.
  • Nail surgeries - Nail Surgeries like Matricectomy or Partial nail avulsion may be required for severe conditions.