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Ingrown Nails - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Ingrown Nails in Urdu

ناخنوں کا اطراف کی جلد میں گھس جانا ایک عام مسئلہ ہے۔ اس صورت ھال میں درد اور نےآرامی پیدا ہو سکتی ہے۔ بعض اوقات انفیکشن کے باعث یہ حالت تشویش ناک ہو سکتی ہے۔ خاص طور پر زیابیطس سے متاثرہ افراد میں اس کا علاج اور نگہداشت ازحد ضروری ہے۔

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Summary about Ingrown Nails in English

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An ingrown nail is a condition of the foot that develops when the corner of the toenail grows down into the skin. This leads to intense pain, redness, and sometimes swelling in the toe.

In medical terms, this painful condition is known as “onychocryptosis”.

Ingrown Toenail Treatment in Pakistan

The ingrown nails can be treated in two ways;

  •  Non-surgical treatment

  •  Surgical treatment

Non-surgical treatment

The non-surgical treatment of ingrown nails involves the following home remedies and lifestyle modifications;

  • Soak your feet in soapy warm water. You should do this for about 10 to 25 minutes 4 to 5 times a day until you feel improvement in your toe region

  • Place cotton under your toenail

  • Try to apply petroleum jelly before going to bed

  • Choose comfortable footwear and do not wear tight shoes

  • Take pain relievers if the pain gets worse

Surgical Treatment

Excessive inflammation, swelling, pain, and discharge may indicate an infection in the toenail and should be treated by a doctor immediately. You may need to take oral antibiotics or have your nails partially or completely removed. Doctors for ingrown toenails may surgically remove part of the nail, part of the underlying nail bed, and part of the adjacent soft tissue.

If the pain is severe or the infection continues to recur, doctors may remove part of the ingrown toenail (partial nail exfoliation). Anesthesia is injected into the toe, and the doctor uses scissors to cut the ingrown part of the toenail. Exposed nail beds can be very painful.

Removal of the entire ingrown toenail (complete nail loss) increases the chance that the toenail will return to its deformed state. It may take 3-4 months for your nails to grow back.

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Symptoms of Ingrown Nails

The major signs that may indicate you have ingrown nails are given below:

  • Pain and tenderness in your toe

  • Blood or pus that leaks from the toenail

  • Soreness, swelling, redness, and warmth

Causes of Ingrown Nails

The major causes of this condition are given below;

  • Wearing shoes that are too tight around your toes

  • Chronic health problems including diabetes, thyroid, obesity, or kidney problems may increase the risk of ingrown nails

  • Repeated injuries while playing outdoor games


Even though ingrown nails mostly get better on their own, they can require treatment in some severe cases. Your doctor may recommend the following treatments if you have severe pain or bleeding:

  • Topical creams
  • Antibiotics
  • Surgery

Risk Factors of Ingrown Nails

If left untreated, an ingrown toenail infection can lead to an infection of the toe bone. Toenail infections can also lead to foot sores or open sores and loss of blood flow to the infected area. The chances of tissue decay and tissue death at the site of infection can also be increased.

Preventive Measures of Ingrown Nails

Several lifestyle adjustments can help to prevent ingrown toenails, including:

  • Wear low-heeled shoes that provide ample room for your toes, and stockings or moisture-wicking socks that allow your toes to move freely

  • Keep your feet clean and dry

  • Use toenail clippers (not nail clippers). If your toenails are exceptionally thick, try using a spring-handled tool called claw nippers

  • Cut the toenails according to the curve of the toe. Do not round the corners like fingernails and don't cut your toenails too short. 

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