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The Importance of Detection and Treatment of Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails create all sorts of issues like:

- Pain and discomfort in the toe area

- Redness, swelling, and warmth around the nail

- Overgrown skin/nail buildup around the sides

It may start mild, but ingrown nails can escalate quickly if not taken care of.

Why Do They Happen?

There are quite a few common causes and risk factors that lead to ingrown toenail surgery in London, such as:

- Genetics (some people just naturally get thicker, curvier nails)

- Improper nail trimming

- Wearing shoes that are too tight

- Trauma or injury to the nails

- Toenail fungus infections

- Poor foot hygiene

Anything that puts extra pressure, curvature, or fungus near your toenail ups the chances of it going rogue and digging into your skin.

The Signs

Here are the classic signs of an ingrown toenail to watch out for:


- Pain and tenderness along the sides of the nail

- Redness and swelling around the nail

- Thick, firm, overgrown skin around the nail

- Discharge or pus oozing from the area

- The nail curling or digging down into the skin


Ignoring is a surefire way to make things worse.

Why You Need Treatment STAT

Sure, an ingrown toenail might initially seem small and no big deal. But leaving it untreated can lead to some gnarly consequences, like:


- Increased pain and spreading infection

- Development of an abscess

- Increased risk of gaining entry for dangerous bacteria like staph

- Permanent nail deformities or ingrown toenails returning


In severe cases, the infection can even spread to the bone or bloodstream if left too long.


That's exactly why getting ingrown toenails treated ASAP by a professional here in London is so crucial. The sooner you get on it, the sooner you can:


- Relieve pain and discomfort

- Drain any pus/fluid buildup

- Remove the ingrown portion of the nail

- Kill any infection with antibiotics

- Prevent it from becoming a bigger problem


In other words, getting in there early saves you a whole lot of hurt down the line. Why suffer through that?!


Where to Get Treatment in London?


We at Harley Street Foot and Nail Clinic can get you in quickly for diagnosis and minor in-office procedures. For more serious or recurring cases, we may recommend full ingrown toenail surgery in London to permanently solve the issue.


Your summer sandals (and any future pedicures) will be so appreciated.

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