Health Tip: Preventing Ingrown Toenail

By on May 22, 2017

An ingrown toenail occurs when the nail grows into the skin, causing pain and sometimes an infection.

To avoid the problem, the American Podiatric Medical Association suggests:

  • Trimming toenails straight across.
  • Avoiding tight shoes that squeeze the toes.
  • Protecting feet from injury.
  • Using nail clippers to trim the nails, and using a nail file to gently smooth sharp edges. Never rip a nail with your fingers.
  • Keeping nails trimmed to the tips of the toes.

Source: HealthDay

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