Do I have an ingrown toenail? An ingrown toenail is usually curved and grown into the skin at the borders, which then causes irritation, pain, redness, swelling. If the nail causes a break in the skin, bacteria can then enter and cause an infection to the area. This will show more redness, and pain with colored or bloody drainage.
Ingrown toenails are caused by many things including heredity, trauma, improper trimming, improperly sized footwear, and other nail conditions.
Treating ingrown toenails usually requires a minor procedure to remove the offending nail. An oral antibiotic may be prescribed if an infection is present. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, book an appointment today with Barrett Podiatry!
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