2603, 2020

Ingrown Toenails in Diabetics

Ingrown toenails are common in people with diabetes. This is because Diabetes can damage the nerves and decrease blood flow to the feet. Improper foot care may result in amputation. Ingrown toenails should be taken care of immediately because it can cause an infection. If you have Diabetes, nerve damage, or poor circulation, you are [...]

2403, 2020

Are Ingrown Toenails Dangerous?

Ingrown toenail are not deadly but can be very painful. If left untreated, it can cause serious complications. Ingrown toenails are of special concern for people with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes or poor circulation. They have impaired blood flow to the extremities of the body: arms and feet. Ingrown toenails occur on the [...]

1903, 2020

What to Do if your Child has an Ingrown Toenail?

An ingrown toenail usually occurs on the big toe. It is a toenail that grows into the skin on the sides of the nail. It causes tenderness, redness, and swelling of the toe or part of the toe. Usually, it is caused by wearing tight shoes, so it is common in kids with growing feet. [...]

1303, 2020

What Causes Ingrown Toenails?

Ingrown toenails are a common yet painful condition where the corner or side of the nail is growing into the flesh surrounding the toe. Since the condition is very common, causes for the condition will be common practices that can also be prevented.  Here are the most common causes of ingrown toenails: Wearing ill-fitting shoes [...]

1202, 2020

How to Keep Toenails Healthy

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 [...]

1501, 2020

The Best Way to Remove a Dead Toenail

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 [...]

2312, 2019

How to Soften Ingrown Toenails

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 [...]

1311, 2019

Recovery from Different Types of Ingrown Toenail Procedures

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 [...]

1211, 2019

How to To Take Care of an Infected Ingrown Toenail

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 [...]

111, 2019

Types of Ingrown Toenails

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 [...]