Infection After Ingrown Toenail Removal

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Definition

An ingrown toenail 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.


Alternative Names

Onychocryptosis; Unguis incarnatus; Nail avlusion; Matrix excision


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

An ingrown toenail 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...

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