Ingrown Nail Symptoms

Medically Reviewed by Debra Jaliman, MD on August 12, 2022
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The signs and symptoms of an ingrown nail include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Redness around a toenail, usually the big toe
  • The sharp end of the nail will be pressing into the flesh on one or both sides of the nail.
  • Pus coming from the area around your nail
  • Bleeding
  • Your skin folds over the nail

Let the doctor know if:

  • You have signs of infection, like severe pain or pus.
  • The pain doesn't go away after you treat the nail.
  • Your nails are so hard or thick that you can’t treat the nail.
  • You have diabetes, which raises your risk of complications from foot infections.