An Ingrown nail is a nail that has grown into the skin instead of over it. This usually happens to the big nail, but it can also happen to other nails. An ingrown nail can get infected. It may be painful, red, and swollen, and it may drain pus. Anyone can get an ingrown nail, but adults get them more than children do. People who have curved or thick nails are more likely to get an ingrown nail. This is more common in older adults.
Ingrown nails don’t just happen to your toes. Your fingernails can also become ingrown. They occur less frequently in fingers because you’re not squeezing your fingers into shoes that don’t fit well. Also, the shape of your fingernails makes it less likely that they will become ingrown.
Ingrown nails actually have two medical names:
However, ingrown fingernails do happen and they can become infected. This makes everyday tasks such as typing on a keyboard or doing the dishes painful.
Various nail conditions can give unsightly look, pain, swelling to your nail bed and surrounding tissue. Some of the commonly seen nail disorders are:
At Shreeji Skin Care, we can effectively treat the nail disorders using our oral, topical medications and procedures such as