FOOT AILMENTS — Ingrown Nail

Ingrown Nail

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Causes: Ingrown nail is the more common term for the nail disease called onychogryphosis. This painful condition most often affects the big toe, when one or both sides of the nail press into the adjacent skin or the nail bed leading to inflammation. Unless early measures and proper care are taken, an ingrown toenail can lead to infection, in which case the affected toe or the base of the nail becomes swollen red, often times with pus and watery discharged tinged with blood.   Symptoms: When the skin surrounding your toenail turns red and swollen and starts causing you a...

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