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Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenails occur for all ages sometimes even at birth, and common in age 12 to teenage years. This age group are usually attending to their own nails – but may not always be cutting them correctly and and parents aren’t always aware of the issues initially. Sweaty feet can contribute to the tendency for the nails to grow in. Ingrown nails are most commonly the big toenails but can occur at any nail and result from a nail spike growing into the flesh of the toe. They are very painful often appear red and inflamed and weepy with pus. If left untreated they can become infected and require antibiotics. They are often caused by not cutting the nail properly, poor fitting shoes or simply the shape of the toenail.