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Ingrown toe nail - For Information Purposes Only

An ingrown toenail develops when the sides of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin. The nail curls and pierces the skin, which becomes red, swollen and tender.

The big toe is often affected, either on one or both sides. Other possible symptoms include:

  • pain if pressure is placed on the toe

  • inflammation of the skin at the end of the toe

  • a build-up of fluid in the area surrounding the toe

  • an overgrowth of skin around the affected toe

  • bleeding

  • white or yellow pus coming from the affected area



Information from NHS Choices, available online at

 (Accessed 16/02/2017)

Ingrowing toenails can be treatable, however the severity of the ingrown toe nail needs to be observed prior to treatment. 

Tel:  07387571425


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