Can the side of your toenail become ingrown?
Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. The result is pain, inflamed skin, swelling and, sometimes, an infection. Ingrown toenails usually affect the big toe. Often you can take care of ingrown toenails on your own.
How do you fix an ingrown toenail on the side?
- Lifting the nail. For a slightly ingrown nail, your health care provider may carefully lift the ingrowing nail edge and place cotton, dental floss or a splint under it.
- Taping the nail.
- Placing a gutter splint under the nail.
- Partially removing the nail.
- Removing the nail and tissue.
How do I know where the ingrown toenail is?
An ingrown nail occurs when the skin on one or both sides of a nail grows over the edges of the nail, or when the nail itself grows into the skin. Redness, pain and swelling at the corner of the nail may result and infection may soon follow. Sometimes a small amount of pus can be seen draining from the area.
What is this bump on the side of my toenail?
Paronychia (pahr-uh-NIK-ee-uh) is an infection of the skin around a fingernail or toenail. The infected area can become swollen, red, and painful, and a pus-filled blister (abscess) may form. Most of the time, paronychia is not serious and can be treated at home.
What is the lump on the side of my big toe?
A bunion looks like a bump on the side of the big toe. This bump is actually the result of an abnormality of the foot bones that causes your big toe to lean toward your second toe instead of being straight.
Why does the side of my big toe hurt?
Big toe pain is often the result of injury or minor underlying medical conditions. Arthritis, fractures, and gout may all cause big toe pain. Most cases of big toe pain are easily treatable with over-the-counter (OTC) remedies. However, some causes, such as sesamoiditis, may require more in-depth clinical treatment.
How to tell if you have an ingrown toenail?
redness or hardening of the skin around the nail
How do you treat an ingrown toenail?
Lifting the nail. For nails which are only slightly ingrown,we can gently lift the ingrowing nail edge to separate it from the underlying skin,thus relieving the pain.
How to treat and get rid of an ingrown toenail?
Diagnosis. Your doctor can diagnose an ingrown toenail based on your symptoms and a physical examination of your nail and the surrounding skin.
How to cure ingrown toenails naturally?
Soak in warm,soapy water. Soaking the affected foot may help reduce swelling and ease pain.