Ingrown toenail

An ingrown toenail occurs when the side or corner of a toenail grows into the soft flesh surrounding it. This can cause pain, swelling, and even infection if not treated properly.

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What are the symptoms of an ingrown toenail?

Common symptoms to look out for include redness, swelling, tenderness, pain when pressure is applied, skin inflammation, fluid buildup, overgrowth of skin, bleeding, and pus discharge.

What causes ingrown toenails?

Ingrown toenails can be a real pain. There are a variety of factors which could cause an ingrown toenail, such as badly cut toenails, tight-fitting shoes, sweaty feet, injuries, and even the natural shape of your nails.

What treatment is available for ingrown toenails?

Ingrown toenails should never be ignored as they can lead to infection. Our pharmacy team can help recommend treatments to ease the pain and avoid an infection. To prevent ingrown toenails, you should always make sure you keep your feet clean, change your socks regularly, and cut your toenails straight across to prevent them from digging into your skin. 

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