What do we understand as ingrown toenail?
It is a very painful process in which the nail grows into the flesh of the edge of the nail, causing pain, inflammation and sometimes infection of the nail folds. It occurs most often at the big toe and can affect one or both toes.
The most common causes are:
Conservative treatment of ingrown toenails
After assessing the pathology in the consultation, the spike of the toenail is removed directly and cured. An assessment of the cure process will be done after 48 hours. It must be noted, that in relation to the degree of the infection an oral antibiotic treatment might be necessary.
If there is no infection or bigger deformation of the tissues around the nail it will be tried to redirect his growth through a toenail correction brace.
For patients for whom ingrowing toenails are repetitive and there is also a distortion of the tissue surrounding the nail, the treatment of choice is surgical. This therapy will be definitive.
How can I prevent ingrown toenails?
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