Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Dr. Nameer Al-Sudany (IRAQ)

Ingrown toe nail

Ingrown toe nail

History

          lngrown nail (Onychocryptosis or Unguis lncarnatus) is one of the most frequent nail complaints. It occurs chiefly on the great toes (ingrown big toe nail), where there is an excessive lateral nail growth into the nailfold, leading to painful, inflammatory condition. The lateral margin of the nail acts as a foreign body and may cause exuberant granulation tissue.
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