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I really dont know i think it means you have a toe nail growing beneath you other nail.

I really dont know i think it means you have a toe nail growing beneath you other nail.

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It is when your toe nail starts growing into the skin and it can be very painful.

An ingrown toenail is when the nail grows either vertically or horizontally into the surrounding flesh. This can be very painful and rectified via partial or total nail avulsion (removal).

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14y ago

i have two ingrowing toenails and i got one by cutting my nail short and the nail down the side became short and it won't stop growing into my skin and if you don't have surgery for it it makes you toe go square and swells up so much your whole foot becomes swolen and right now i can actually feel feel the nail from the side of my toe and its not nice so dont try it!!!!!

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13y ago

Tight-fitting shoes, and nails cut really short can contribute to developing an ingrown toenail. Another possible cause can be NOT cutting your toenails for a long period of time so they grow into the skin. But mostly it's about what kind of body you were born with.

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13y ago

It is very important to go to a podiatrist bc then it can get infected if you dont. What they will most likely do is preform a procedure to cut in your skin and clip the side where it is ingrown. Dont worry they will numb your toe really well.

I really suggest doing it. i waited 3 weeks to go to the doctor and mine got very infected. and way more painful.

I have had this procedure down 2 times and was a very good decision.

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11y ago

When you cut your nails you should try to cut it in a straight line or at least have it all longer than the tip of your finger. This a way to to prevent it because if cut to short in presses in to the skin and carry`s on growing inward.

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12y ago

Sometimes clipping toe nails too closely can result in ingrown nails.

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9y ago

how to treat an ingrown toe nail.

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