Ingrown Toenail And Nail Clubbing

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At the Dermatologic Surgery Center in Medina, Ohio, we offer a number of different treatments to help improve the appearance and health of your hair and nails. Their condition can reflect or play into your overall health and hygiene. Certainly, your hair and nails affect your daily life. It is important to take proper care of them.

Nail Conditions

A variety of nail conditions appear in our patients. Each condition requires a different assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Some are benign while others are not. If you notice a change in the color, texture or shape of your nails, see your dermatologist. If you frequently use nail polish, take time to examine your nails when unpolished so you can identify these types of changes.

Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail is a common toenail problem where the toenail becomes painful or irritable due to a foreign body reaction of keratinaceous tissue nail penetrating the cuticle. Possible causes include tight shoes, infection, trauma, and poorly trimmed toenails. This condition often occurs in adolescents, young children, and pregnant women.

Symptoms of an ingrown nail can include pain, tenderness, and swelling. An ingrown toenail can lead to infection in the nail bed, so look out for pus and inflamed skin, too. For individuals suffering from certain medical conditions (like diabetes) an infection from an ingrown toenail can cause serious problems. Those same individuals are at greater risk to get an infection from an ingrown toenail, too.

To prevent an ingrown toenail, trim your nails straight across and don’t trim them too short. Wear shoes that fit properly and, if you suffer an injury to your toenail or nail bed, address it immediately.

At DSC, we can treat ingrown toenails in many ways. We may suggest packing, taping, gutter treatment, nail braces, and phenolization. We’ll determine the best treatment for you after a physical examination of the toe.

Clubbing Of The Nails

Clubbing of nails is associated with the clubbing of fingers or toes. Symptoms include widening of the nail bed, softening of the nail bed, enlarged or bulging fingertips (or the tips of the toe), and a curving of the fingernail (often the nail curves over the end of the finger or toe).

Nail clubbing is not a condition in itself, but instead is linked to conditions such as liver disease, lung disease, cardiovascular disease, and more. It may sometimes be a result of low oxygen in the blood.

Because clubbing often coexists with a more significant medical condition, treatment may require diagnosing the underlying condition. We may be able to help you prevent the appearance from worsening.

How Do I Learn About Ingrown Toenail And Nail Clubbing Treatment In Medina?

You don’t have to suffer. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at our facility in Medina. Our expert staff will address your personal needs and help you decide on a treatment plan so you can look your very best!

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