Ingrown Toenails (Onychocryptosis, Unguis Incarnatus)
Ingrown Toenails Overview
An ingrown toenail, also known as onychocryptosis or unguis incarnatus, is a painful condition of the toe. It occurs when a sharp corner of the toenail digs into the skin at the end of or side of the toe. Pain and inflammation at the spot where the nail curls into the skin occurs first. Later, the inflamed area can begin to grow extra tissue or drain yellowish fluid.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/10/2014
Allison Harvey, MD, FACEP
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