Ingrown Toe Nail

Ingrown Toe Nail occurs when the edge of the nail grows down and into the skin of the toe. There may be pain, redness, and swelling around the nail.

What causes Ingrown Toe Nail?

Ingrown Toe Nail may occur when extra pressure is placed on your toe. Most commonly, this pressure is caused by shoes that are too tight or too loose. If you walk often or participate in athletics, a shoe that is even a little tight can cause this problem. Some deformities of the foot or toes can also place extra pressure on the toe

Ingrown Toe Nail can result from a number of things, but poorly fitting shoes and toenails that are not trimmed properly are the most common causes. The skin along the edge of a toenail may become red and infected. The great toe is usually affected, but any toenail can become ingrown.

What are the treatment for Ingrown Toe Nail?

Mild Ingrown Toe Nails may be treated with conservative measures like warm daily soaks, topical antibiotics, and gently pushing back the piece of overgrown skin away from the nail. More advanced ingrown toenails may require treatment with oral antibiotics. Resistant or recurrent cases of Ingrown Toe Nail may require a minor in-office procedure. Surgical procedures aim to remove the embedded nail from the toe tissue. There are different treatments depending on condition which Dr.Kevin yip will advise during the consultation, if there is a need for a treatment or surgery. For an appointment with Dr.Kevin yip please call  (+65) 6471 2691 or sms (+65) 91377787(24 hours).