Onychocryptosis (ingrown nail)

  • Abnormal toenail growth
  • Symptoms may include toe pain, redness and swelling
  • Caused by injury to the nail, incorrect nail cutting or improper fitting shoes
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females but more common in males
  • Can occur at any age but more common in adults
  • May be mild to severe

  • Wear comfortable shoes such as open-toed
  • Soak your foot in warm water for 15 to 20 minutes, 2 to 3 times a day

 

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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