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Ingrown Toenail

Jun 5, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

Ingrown Toenail

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What is Ingrown Toenail?

Ingrown Toe Nail is a common form of nail disease.It is a condition in which the nail grows so that it cuts into one or both sides of the nail bed or paronychium.

Symptoms of Ingrown Toenail

  • Pain along the margins of the nail
  • Sensitivity to pressure of any kind, even the weight of bedsheets
  • Swelling at the base of the nail on the side the nail is ingrowing

 


Causes of Ingrown Toenail

  • Bad nail-care
  • Ill-fitting shoes
  • Trauma to the nail plate or toe
  • Predisposition

 


Treatment for Ingrown Toenail

Self-Care at home

  • Soak your feet into warm water four times a day
  • Wash the foot twice a day with soap and water and keep it clean and dry for the rest of the day
  • Do not wear high-heels or tight-fitting shoes. Consider wear sandals or slippers until it gets better
  • Try to lift out the tip corner of the nail that is digging into your skin with a piece of cotton or gauze and roll it in between the fingers to form a small roll or wick. Then place the roll between the nail and the skin to keep it elevated. After each soaking of the feet, try to push further in

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6471 2691, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

 

Ingrown Toenail Removal

May 29, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

Ingrown Toenail Removal

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What is Ingrown Toenail Removal

Depending on the severity of an ingrown toe nail, in some cases, it can be treated at home. The most important thing to remember when it comes to an ingrown toenail is that an effect for prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Since an ingrown toenail can result from wearing tight fitting shoes, make sure that your footwear is comfortable and that there is adequate room to wiggle your toes. When trimming your toenails, be sure to cut the nail straight across rather than at an angle, especially if you have had an ingrown toenail in the past. A common myth associated with preventing an ingrown toenail is to cut a v-shape in the center of the nail. This technique is not only ineffective, but actually increases the chance of developing an ingrown toenail.


Self Care at home for Ingrown Toenail Removal

If you already have an ingrown toenail, the best way to remedy the problem is to soak your foot in warm salted water at least twice a day. This will soften the toenail and reduce swelling. After you have soaked the ingrown toenail, swab it with an antiseptic, such as hydrogen peroxide or iodine, to prevent infection. Next, take a piece of clean cotton and gently place it under the ingrown toenail so that it is raised. Finally, apply an antibacterial ointment to the ingrown toenail to prevent infection. Repeat these steps until the toenail has grown out and away from the cuticle.


Surgical Treatment for Ingrown Toenail

If there is excessive inflammation, swelling, pain and discharge, the toenail is probably infected and should be treated by a doctor. You may need to take oral or injection anti-biotics and the nail may need to be partially or completely removed. The doctor can surgically remove a portion of the nail, a portion of the underlying nail bed.


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6471 2691, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment or question about ingrown toenail