An ingrown toenail occurs when your nails start to curl into the skin border of your nails. The digging in of the nail often irritates that skin, causing pain, and can also cause redness and swelling.
An ingrown toenail can even lead to an infection! This happens because the nail that is curving in, causes a break in skin and allows bacteria to enter. Signs that this has happened are often your nail border becoming red, swollen, with drainage or pus oozing out of the nail border.
What causes an ingrown toenail? The following are some things that could cause an ingrown toenail to develop:
Conservative Treatment Options
Surgical Treatment Options
You can have your ingrown toenail removed permanently by your podiatrist. This is a simple in office procedure that removes the nail border that is causing you pain.
If you have an ingrown toenail, call 847-380-3700 for an appointment today!