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12 02, 2020

How to Keep Toenails Healthy

By |2020-02-12T01:19:00+00:00February 12th, 2020|

Unmanicured and dirty nails can be embarrassing. Because of this, women tend to cover up to hide their feet or wear nail polish. Vanity aside, keeping toenails clean is a health priority. The health of your toenail is important, but it can easily be ignored. Because they are often covered  up, infections can grow unnoticed [...]

15 01, 2020

The Best Way to Remove a Dead Toenail

By |2020-01-15T02:09:27+00:00January 15th, 2020|

A dead toenail is a common problem. At some point in your life, you will lose a toenail or damage it. As common as it is, people do not know how to remove a dead nail in a safe and painless way. The first step in the process is identifying the cause. Once you know [...]

23 12, 2019

How to Soften Ingrown Toenails

By |2019-12-23T01:31:00+00:00December 23rd, 2019|

Ingrown toenails develop when part of the nail grows into the surrounding skin. The nail tears the skin and causes it to swell. It can be painful and lead to infections. You are more likely to experience pain when pressure is applied to the toe. Other symptoms of an ingrown toenail are an overgrowth of [...]

13 11, 2019

Recovery from Different Types of Ingrown Toenail Procedures

By |2019-11-13T01:02:17+00:00November 13th, 2019|

Complete Nail Removal Antibiotics are generally not needed after this type of surgery. After the removal of the nail plate, a non-adhesive sterile gauze will be used as dressing for the toe. A compression bandage will also be used to reduce bleeding. After the surgery, it is important to reduce movement in the first 24 [...]

12 11, 2019

How to To Take Care of an Infected Ingrown Toenail

By |2019-11-12T01:02:08+00:00November 12th, 2019|

An ingrown toenail is when part of the nail grows into the skin on the side of the toe. In some cases, it can get infected. An infected ingrown toenail can be increasingly painful as time goes by without treatment. If you believe to have an infected ingrown toenail, you should contact a podiatrist (foot [...]

1 11, 2019

Types of Ingrown Toenails

By |2019-11-01T23:44:41+00:00November 1st, 2019|

Ingrown toenails, also known as onychocryptosis or unguis incarnatus, occur when the toenail grows into the skin. It can cause discomfort or pain and swelling, depending on the severity. It is commonly seen in the big toe, but can also affect the other toes.  Ingrown toenails are categorized into the following types:  Distal nail embedding [...]

29 10, 2019

The Best Way to Treat an Ingrown Toenail

By |2019-10-30T00:17:45+00:00October 29th, 2019|

When choosing the type of treatment, there are factors to consider. The first one to consider is pain. Ingrown toenails may cause different levels of pain depending on its severity. A simple ingrown may cause mild discomfort. A worse case may make it unbearable to take a step. Next, you should check for infection. Redness, [...]

15 08, 2019

Ingrown Toenail Effects on the Body

By |2019-10-24T05:43:31+00:00August 15th, 2019|

An ingrown toenail develops when the toenail begins growing into the skin that surrounds the nail causing great pain and discomfort in the toe and foot. This condition is typically caused by tight footwear, improper nail cutting, and trauma to the toe. Symptoms of an advanced infection include odor, pus, and a fever. When the [...]