Ingrown Toenail | Cosmetic Medical Clinic

SKIN CONCERN:

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails occur as a result of an injury to the toe which causes the nail to grow into the flesh of the side of the toe. This condition results in swelling of the toe, the release of bacteria, pain and even infection in some cases.

SKIN CONCERN:

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails occur as a result of an injury to the toe which causes the nail to grow into the flesh of the side of the toe. This condition results in swelling of the toe, the release of bacteria, pain and even infection in some cases.

What causes Ingrown Toenails?

The most common cause is an injury to the toe. It can also be triggered by people cutting their nails incorrectly, such as cutting them too short or not evenly. The big toes are the most commonly affected by ingrown toenails. Other additional causes can be associated with wearing shoes or footwear not properly suited to the person’s foot, resulting in added pressure to the toes. Fungal infections and loss of the nail due to trauma can also very well affect and opt the nail to start growing abnormally.

How can it be prevented?

To prevent the occurrence of ingrown toenails, wear footwear that suits the structure of your foot and is not too small. Ensure that toenails are kept at moderate length and that they are even. Athletes are most at risk when it comes this, so extra precaution should be made when choosing footwear and dressing the foot. Always wear socks with footwear as much as possible.

Poor foot hygiene can result in ingrown toenails, so it is imperative that you take care of, clean and dry your feet often. If you are experiencing swollen or infected toe, please speak to our laser specialists and medical doctor at Cosmetic Medical Clinic.

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