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 [...]

2910, 2019

The Best Way to Treat an Ingrown Toenail

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, [...]

2210, 2019

When to See a Doctor for an Ingrown Toenail

An ingrown toenail occurs when part of the nail grows into the skin on the side of the toe. There are different levels of severity ranging from a simple ingrown to a serious infection. An ingrown toenail treatment involves cutting the part of the nail that is growing into the skin. Minor cases are usually [...]

2110, 2019

Diabetes and Ingrown Toenails

Foot complications such as 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 [...]

1810, 2019

Infected Ingrown Toenails

A toenail infection can be easy to ignore in the beginning, but it can get worse and become unbearably painful. It can be caused by an ingrown toenail or an injury. What causes an infected toenail? Cutting your toenails too short Not cutting the toenails straight across Toenail injury Abnormal toenail shape (curved) Improper footwear [...]

1410, 2019

Types of Ingrown Toenail Surgery

The simple definition of an ingrown toenail is when the side of the toenail grows into the skin. This causes swelling, pain, and in some cases, infection. For a minor case of an ingrown toenail, people usually go to salons to have it removed. Some people cut and remove it on their own. But for [...]