Ingrowing toenails

Ingrowing toenails can occur when a nail has been damaged or is deformed. The nail grows into the skin causing pain and sometimes leading to infection. This condition can be treated conservatively, but surgery may be necessary. 

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Our recommendation:

At the first sign of soreness, bathe the toe in salt water to avoid infection. Seek help early to avoid infection and the problem getting worse.

If you do get an infection, we can supply you with antibiotics to deal with this.

In cases where surgery is needed, this is performed under local anaesthesia. Usually only part of the offending nail is removed, although it is possible to remove the whole nail if it is very damaged.

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