Taking Care of Your
You notice that your big toe is a little sore and red around one side of the nail, but you brush it off. Maybe it’s just an injury. It doesn’t hurt much, so it should be fine. Perhaps you type your symptoms into Dr. Google and decide that you have an ingrown toenail. No big deal, right? Wrong.
While many ingrown toenails resolve themselves or require little treatment, there are times when an ingrown toenail can go from an annoying sore spot to a serious, even life-threatening infection. Dr. Kristin Blanchet will help determine the severity of the toenail infection and the best course of action. Most ingrown toenails can be resolved painlessly in the office if caught early enough.
Tenderness or pain along one or both sides of your toenail
A red area around your toenail
Swelling near the sides of your toenail
Heat coming from the painful or swollen area
Pus leaking from the reddened area of your toe