Treatment for ingrown toenails
Ingrown toenails are very common in Singapore and can affect any toenail, and less commonly, any fingernail. They occur when the nail grows into flesh adjoining the nail and can be caused by factors such as injury, improper trimming of the nail or congenital causes. The condition frequently recurs unless the root causes are addressed.
Nails that in-grow typically present with some pain, redness, swelling and (at later stages) pus around the offending nail. Like having a piece of glass or splinted embedded in your skin, the offending spike of the ingrown toenail should be removed promptly. Left untreated, the condition will often develop into a painful wound that does not resolve on its own.