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Ingrown Toenail
Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What is Ingrown Toenail?

It is a condition that occurs when the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. One sets the stage for an ingrown toenail when they cut the toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes.

Ingrown Toenail: What is Ingrown Toenail, its Causes?

What are the causes of Ingrown Toenail?

Listed below are the most common causes of ingrown toenail:

  • Improper shoes
  • Cutting the toenails too short
  • Injuring the toenail
  • Having unusually curved toenails
References: 
  • Ingrown Toenail. Healthline. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/ingrown-toenail Accessed on June 15th, 2020.
  • Ingrown Toenail. Mayo Clinic. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ingrown-toenails/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355908 Accessed on June 15th, 2020.
  • Ingrown Toenail. NHS. Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ingrown-toenail/ Accessed on June 15th, 2020.
  • Ingrown Toenail. WebMD. Available at: https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-ingrown-nail-basics Accessed on June 15th, 2020.
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“The content of this publication has been developed by a third party content provider who is clinicians and/or medical writers and/or experts. The information contained herein is for educational purpose only and we request you to please consult a Registered Medical Practitioner or Doctor before deciding the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.”

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