How to Handle an Ingrown Toenail

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If you have athlete's foot or another type of foot fungus, the fungus could make your toenails grow wider and thicker and pierce your skin.

How many times have you stubbed your toe on the coffee table? Repetitive injuries can also be to blame for an ingrown toenail.

You can also thank your Aunt Harriet for your ingrown toenail, because if rounded toes run in your family, your risk for ingrown toenails increases.

Signs and Symptoms of an Ingrown Toenail

Now that you know what causes ingrown toenails, you need to know the signs and symptoms.

If you're at risk for an ingrown toenail, be on the lookout for the following:

- pain along either or both sides of your toenail;
- redness at the end of your toe;
- swollen and warm digits;