Ingrown Toenail

It’s important to take care of your toenails and keep them trim and cleaned, but sometimes when you cut your nails improperly and leave edges that can curl into the sides of the toe and cause ingrown toenails to grow. Ingrown toenails can cause you pain and can cause other issues to happen. Dr. Jeffery J. Betman and Associates can help answer any questions you may have about ingrown toenails and how you can treat them.

Symptoms of an Ingrown Toenail

When you wear shoes that are too tight, you stub your toe, or cut your nails too short, it can cause ingrown toenails to form and there are signs that you should be on the lookout to treat your ingrown toenail as soon as possible. Some signs of an ingrown toenail are:

  • Pain or tenderness on one or both sides of the toenail.
  • Redness around the toenail.
  • Swelling around the toenail.
  • Infection of the tissue around your toenail.
  • Pus around the nail.

Treating an Ingrown Toenail

Your doctor may recommend some at-home remedies for you to try to reduce any pain or infection you may be experiencing. Some treatments to try are:

  • Soaking the foot in warm water.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Take ibuprofen or acetaminophen to help relieve pain.

If your ingrown toenail doesn’t begin to heal in a few days, it’s important to follow up with your doctor and look into other treatment options. Your doctor may need to remove part of the toenail to help the nail grow back properly.

Contact Your Doctor Today!

If you have any of the symptoms of an ingrown toenail, you must contact your doctor as soon as possible for treatment. Contact your podiatrist if you have any questions about treating or preventing an ingrown toenail and how you can keep your feet as healthy as possible.

If you are dealing with an ingrown toenail, turn to the podiatric team of Dr. Jeffrey J. Betman and Associates in Chicago, IL. Schedule a consultation with us by calling 1-866-FOOTPAL (366-8725).

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