Ingrown Toenail Directory
An ingrown toenail is a painful condition in which the nail grows into the flesh, rather than over it. It commonly happens to the big toe and could be a result of injury, shoes that do not fit well, or improper nail care. People with diabetes need to be especially careful to avoid foot problems such as this. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and redness. Sometimes pus develops. Home treatments include soaking the foot in warm water, wearing loose-fitting shoes, and attempting to lift the corner of the nail that is ingrown. Medical treatments may include surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes an ingrown toenail, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Ingrown Toenail-Topic Overview
What is an ingrown toenail?An ingrown toenail is a toenail that has grown into the skin instead of over it. This usually happens to the big toe, but it can also happen to other toes. An ingrown toenail can get infected. It may be painful, red, and swollen, or it may drain pus. See an illustration of an ingrown toenail.Anyone can get an ingrown toenail, but adults get them more than children do. ..
The Basics of Ingrown Nails
WebMD's guide to ingrown nails.
Ingrown Nail Treatments
WebMD's guide to the treatment for ingrown nails.
The Signs and Symptoms of an Ingrown Nail
WebMD's guide to the symptoms of ingrown nails.
Slideshows & Images
Picture of Ingrown Toenail
Ingrown nails -- when the nail grows into the flesh instead of over it -- usually affect the toenails, particularly the big toe.
Slideshow: Pictures of Common Foot Problems
See pictures of bunions, corns, athlete’s foot, plantar warts, and other common foot problems – and learn what treatments may help these conditions.
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