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Ingrown nails

Ingrown nails

The best way to prevent ingrown toenails is to protect the feet from trauma and wear shoes and socks that leave enough room for your fingers. The nails should be cut square-shaped, nail clippers with a clean and fully functional, no filing or rounded corners. They should never be shorter than the fingertip. Many people are tempted to round the corners, so that the profile of the finger nail to follow: in fact this technique can cause the nail to penetrate beneath the skin. The corners of the nail can bend and penetrate under the skin.
The nail can become incarnate even if you wear shoes that are too tight or too short. At first the finger where you get the ingrown toenail can become hard, swollen and painful. Then it can become red and infected and start making really bad. The toenails are a common and painful disorder, especially among teenagers. Any toenail can become incarnate, but the problem in most cases affects the big toe. It has an ingrown toenail when the skin on one or both sides of the nail begins to grow over the corners of the nail, or when the nail itself to penetrate into the skin. As a result occur redness, pain and swelling on the sides of the nail, then within a short time the infection can occur. Sometimes you may notice a small amount of pus from the wound product.

The nails can embody for many reasons. In some cases, are congenital, that are simply too large for the corresponding finger. Although trauma, such as when you're wrong to finger or someone steps on your foot, may cause ingrown nails. However, the most frequent cause your shoes are too tight or badly cut nails or unclean.
The toenails should be treated as soon as we become aware of the problem. If you are recognized in a timely manner, ie before the onset of infection, some simple remedies can help you to avoid use of other therapies:
- Make a warm foot bath three or four times a day.
- For the rest of the day keep the foot dry.
- Wear comfortable shoes that leave enough room for fingers. If possible, wear sandals until you are cured.

If the nail does not improve within two or three days, or if it worsens, consult your doctor.
You may need to slightly lift the ingrown nail corner and put a little 'cotton or floss between it and the skin. This kind of patch is changed once a day.