What is ingrown toenail?
Ingrown toenail is a very common condition in Singapore. It occurs when the side or corner of the nail grows and cut into the soft flesh of the toe.
How do I know if I have ingrown toenail?
It causes pain, swelling, redness and sometimes an infection. If your toe is infected you may notice yellowish discharge and sometimes even fever.
What causes ingrown toenail?
- Tight footwear, especially those that presses on the toenail
- Cutting your toenails too short or not cutting your toenails straight across
- Previous injury to your toenails
- Being born with very curved toenails