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ingrown toenailOnychocryptosis Podiatry The growth of the edge of a toenail–usually of the great toe–into the skin surrounding the nail, which may be accompanied by inflammation or pain Etiology congenitally curved nails, fungal infection, trauma Risk factors Improperly fitted shoes, poorly trimmed toenails; may be more severe in Pts with DM Management Segmental chemical ablation with phenol; partial or total nail matricectomy
ingrown toenailAn inaccurate lay term for inflammation and swelling of infected soft tissues surrounding the nail. The swollen tissue overlaps the edge of the nail causing an appearance as if the nail had grown into the tissue. The growth of the nail is normal.
Patient discussion about ingrown toenail
Q. How to prevent an ingrown toenail? I recently had an ingrown toenail and am scared of having another. How can I prevent it?
Q. How to treat an ingrown toenail? I think I have an ingrown toenail. How to treat it?
Q. What are the symptoms of an ingrown toenail? My son has a red toe and complains that it hurts. Is this an ingrown toenail?