Ingrown Toenails - Treatment and Remedies
When a toenail is ingrown, the sides or corners of the nail curl down and dig into the skin, causing swelling, pain and redness.
If you have diabetes or another condition that causes poor circulation to your feet, you're at greater risk of complications from an ingrown toenail.
An ingrown toenail is likely to accompany one of the following conditions:
Signs and symptoms
Signs and symptoms of an ingrown toenail include:
A doctor's examination of the foot is sufficient to diagnose an ingrown toenail.
Blood tests may be performed if you have a severe infection or a history of diabetes .
Treatment and Home remedies
Medical Treatment- Necessary for diagnosis and surgery.
Home Treatment- The following home treatment is appropriate either before or after surgery:
Medication - Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to fight infection.
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