Ingrown toenails are known to physicians as onychocryptosis. They are common, painful conditions that occur when the skin on the side of a toenail grows over the edge of the nail, or when the nail grows into the skin.
What Causes Ingrown Toenails:
- Toenails are simply too large or the condition develops as a result of genetically inherited tendencies.
- Persons whose toes curl
- Trauma, such as stubbing a toe or having one stepped on can cause a piece of the nail to jam into the skin.
- Trimming them incorrectly
- Bedsheets are kept tucked-in tightly
- Fungal infections can also cause ingrown toenails.
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