Ingrown toenails are generally caused by poor nail-cutting technique, abnormal nail shape or poorly fitted footwear.
What are the symptoms of an ingrowing toenail?
Early on, the skin around the ingrowing nail may become reddened and feel slightly tender. If it progresses and becomes infected, it may become more swollen, red and painful. If the infection gets worse, there may be some yellow or green fluid (pus) oozing from around the nail. It will become even more painful and there may be an overgrowth of skin around the nail.
What is the treatment for an ingrowing toenail?
Ingrowing toenails are usually treated by a qualified foot specialist.
Prevention of ingrown toenails
Ways of avoiding ingrown toenails include: