How To Deal With Ingrown Toenails?
amualaikumrnDoc I want to ask… I have a tick toe..so every tip of the nail starts to lengthen and touches the skin on the edge of the thumb it must be numb” that’s how it feels… so I cut the tip of the nail to relieve the taste it hurts, it turns out that the tip of the fingernail from TBS turns out there is still something left in the skin of the thumb.. so now the edge of my thumb is swollen because of the nail that was left behind and stuck to the skin… the nail that was left behind couldn’t be reached with nail clippers… so what should i do?? do i have to go to a general practitioner to get the nails removed or to a nail specialist or a health center or something else
Ingrown toenail/paronychia is a condition in which the corners of the fingertips are swollen, red and painful due to infection. The finger most commonly affected is the big toe. The cause is a nail that pierces into the soft tissue so that bacteria or fungi enter it and cause an infection. Some of the triggering factors include:
Use narrow shoes. Sports such as futsal, football. Stumble. Cutting nails too short. Talent, which does have nails that tend to grow inwards. If every time the nails grow, they tend to pierce the soft tissue, it may be caused by talent. To prevent ingrown toenails or prevent them from getting worse, you can do, among other things:
Warm compresses on swollen fingers. Keep finger skin clean with warm water and soap. Try to keep the soft tissue side of the skin with a fingernail with a cotton bud. Avoid wearing shoes that are too narrow. Avoid cutting nails too short. If the ingrown toenail is festering, bleeding, recurring or very painful, you should immediately consult a doctor. In severe ingrown toenails, doctors consider removing the nail and performing surgery to correct the position of the nail so that the nail does not grow back into the surrounding soft tissue.
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