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In-grown Toenails

An ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis) develops when the sides of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin. The big toe is often affected, either on one or both sides. The nail curls and pierces the skin, which becomes red, swollen and tender. Pain, inflammation and a build up of fluid (oedema) in the area surrounding the… Read More »