Sometimes, a baby can have a defective formation of toenail while still in the womb as a foetus.
Activities that repeatedly put pressure on the toenails can lead it to grow in a deformed manner.
Picture 5: Slipping in a toothpick between skin and nail is seen as a good home remedy for in growing toenail problems. Picture 6: Phenolisation of Toenail can solve abnormal nail growth in a quick and effective way. I have found your aticle very helpfull, for some months i didnt know what was wrong with my big foot toe. For those who cannot (or prefer not to) go to a professional, if you have an antibiotic capsule such as Amoxycillin in your medicine cabinet, you can open it up and tap a little of the powder onto the infection. Ingrown toenail develops due to number of factors, but in majority wearing small sized shoes is the common cause.


Whenever you walk or run, it puts some amount of pressure on the toes and gradually toenail suffers. For diabetic people, treating ingrown toenail may create some problem and continuous monitoring is needed.
People with congenital foot disfiguration can suffer from ingrown toenail conditions later in life. If you are beyond self treatment because an infection has started to set in then you need to book an appointment to see a podiatrist as soon as possible. By wearing tight shoes, you are forcing the toes and in turn the nails forward and hence the skin gets infected and swelling develops. A low pain and sensitivity to pressure are usually the first symptoms for ingrown toenail disease.
In the case of a minor infection your podiatrist may be able to prescribe some antibiotics and bandage the toe properly so that the toenail is not pressing on the skin.


Very short or too narrow footwear clusters the toes and hinders the growth of the toenails towards the top. Unless treated in time such problems can deteriorate and make the patient unable to walk for a long time. However if the toenail is causing extreme pain and the swelling and infection are really bad, the doctor may have to perform surgery on the toe to remedy the situation. For some patients, doctor may administer electric current or surgical tools for removing the part of nail that is bent.



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