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By Clark Podiatry Center
February 10, 2020
Category: Toenail problems

If you have an ingrown toenail, act fast. Without treatment, you may one day begin to notice that the skin surrounding your toenail is increasing in redness and pain. What is typically a simple fix may turn into a painful infection in need of much more attention. Dr. Brandon A. Macy and his team at Clark Podiatry Center want to share warning signs for a worsening ingrown toenail; they also want to share ways to avoid an infection.

What is an ingrown toenail?

When your toenail begins to dig into the surrounding skin, you have this condition. For most people, an ingrown toenail can be caused by an inherited toenail shape, an injury, or wearing the wrong type of footwear.

When can this condition become a problem?

If your toenail cuts or breaks the skin, you now have an open wound. Once this happens, you are at risk of developing an infection. Symptoms include increased redness and pain, swelling, or discharge near the ingrown toenail.

How can I prevent my toenail from becoming infected?

For mild cases, you can treat ingrown toenails with warm, soapy water. We always recommend that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist so that they can assess the severity of your condition. If you frequently have ingrown toenails, you have another reason to seek medical help.

Any suggestions on how to avoid an ingrown toenail from the start?

As with most conditions, prevention is key. While some people may have an increased likelihood of developing an ingrown toenail because of heredity, most people can prevent this condition by trimming their nails properly, wearing shoes that fit well, and being aware of injuries to the toenail.

If you have an ingrown toenail, come in for a visit as soon as possible. Please schedule an appointment with Dr. Brandon A. Macy of Clark Podiatry Center; he is a board-certified podiatrist at our Clark, New Jersey office. New Jersey’s Children’s Foot Health Institute is a part of the Clark Podiatry Center, too. Call 732-382-3470.

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Podiatrist - Clark, Dr. Brandon Macy, 1114 Raritan Road, Clark NJ, 07066 732-382-3470