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Why are ingrown nails more common in the wintertime?

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You may have noticed that the colder it gets, the more ingrown nails occur.  An ingrown nail is a toenail tha becomes incurvated and grows  into the skin, instead of growing out towards the end of the toes. You may be more prone to ingrown nails due to the way you cut their nails or due to genetics, but tight shoes or tight socks can contribute as well.  As the weather gets colder, our feet are in closed shoes and socks that may have an effect on the way our toenails grow. If you feel pain at the nail edge, see redness, swelling, or even see drainage or puss, then give our doctors a call. We will rule out an infection and help relieve the pain. Don't try to treat it on your own!

Category: Troublesome Toenails


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