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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

When the apparent shape of the nail changes, the ridges of the nails lose their connection with the ridges then the nail grows into the corners of the skin. Ingrown nails are a common disease in which the corner or side of a fingernail becomes soft flesh. This results in pain, redness, swelling and sometimes infection. Ingrown nails usually affect your big toe. Often, you can keep your nails embodied by yourself. If the pain is severe or spreading, your doctor may take steps to relieve your discomfort and avoid the complications of ingrown toenails. If you have diabetes or any other problem that causes poor blood circulation in your feet, the risk of complications from ingrown toenails is increased. To treat this medical condition cotton wedge, proper medication like an antibiotic or antifungal creams and surgical procedures are used.

Symptoms of Ingrown Nails

Symptoms of an ingrown toenail can include the following:

  • Pain in your toe along one or both sides of the nail
  • Redness
  • Swelled toe
  • Infection of the tissue surrounding the toes
  • Severe pain in the toe
  • redness or puss that appears to be spreading
  • Bleeding

Causes of Ingrown Nails

The most common causes of ingrown nails are the following:

  • Wrongly clipping the toenails
  • Wearing narrow or curved footwear that puts a lot of pressure on the big toes e.g., tight socks or shoes
  • Playing football while wearing tight shoes
  • Poor posture
  • Bad hygiene


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

Preventive Measures of Ingrown Nails

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

  • Trim your toes straight across, making sure the edges do not curl in
  • Do not clip your nails too short
  • Wear shoes and socks that are not too tight or narrow
  • Wear steel-toed boots if you work in construction

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