Ingrowing nail
Ingrowing nail is a common nail disease. It is an painful condition of the paronychium or nail bed. While ingrowing nail can occur in the nails of both the hands and the feet, they occur most commonly with the big toe. The disease starts first from a microbial inflammation of the paronychium, and then a granuloma, which results in a nail buried inside of the granuloma.

Ingrowing nail can be avoided by cutting nails straight across. Footwear that is too small or too narrow will exacerbate any underlying problem with a toenail.

Treatment ― OTC Drugs
Do not overcut the ends of your nails. Do not wear shoes that are too tight. Avoid walking with excessive weight on your thumb.
Use cotton or a small tissue paper to lift the nail, to separate the nail from the affected skin.

If you have pain, apply antibiotic ointment and take OTC pain relievers.

Ingrown nail corrector may be used to correct the deformity.
#Ingrown nail corrector

Surgical removal of an ingrown toenail involves removing a small portion of the side of the nail and destroying the base of the nail.
#Ingrown toenail operation
  • People with ingrown toenails tend to walk with weight on their toes, so it is important not to cut your toenails too short to prevent ingrown toenails.