ingrowing toenail

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in·grown nail

a toenail, one edge of which is overgrown by the nailfold, producing a pyogenic granuloma; due to faulty trimming of the toenails or pressure from a tight shoe.
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Chemical matricectomy with 10% Sodium Hydroxide for the treatment of ingrowing toenails.
I do think you should get that ingrowing toenail seen to, if I may be so bold.
Well, we got a text from Jack - a talented podiatrist - who informed the nation he'd once treated an ingrowing toenail belonging to Dr Harold Shipman.
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Alan Whitmoore, 66, of Tile Hill Lane, Tile Hill, Coventry, was treated for an ingrowing toenail at the hospital in 1955 when he was 17.
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Your ingrowing toenail may not really be an ingrowing toenail at all and could have been caused by shoes you threw away five years ago.