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What Are Ingrown Nails?

Ingrown nails, also known as onychocryptosis, occur when the edges or corners of a toenail grow into the surrounding skin, leading to pain, inflammation, and potential infection. While ingrown nails can affect any toe, they most commonly occur in the big toes.

Common Causes and Symptoms:

Symptoms can include pain, tenderness, redness and swelling to the afflicted nail. Some common causes for ingrown nails are:

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Treating an Ingrown Nail

How can I prepare for my appointment? 

Plan ahead and be sure to give your doctor all the information that you can. It’s important that you take the time to paint a full picture, telling the whole story. Keep a daily record of your mood and response to any medication, reporting any trends to your doctor. Click here for more patient information.

About AVALA Care 

The AVALA Care team is here for patients of all ages. We treat patients from the age of 16 years old. While AVALA Care specializes in managing and preventing a variety of health conditions, patients who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant should consult a doctor who specializes in prenatal care for the duration of their pregnancy. Read more about AVALA.

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