Ingrown Toenails (cont.)
Prevention of Ingrown Toenails
- The best method of prevention is careful clipping of the toenails. Toenails should be clipped straight across -- taking care to keep the end longer than the skin edge. This prevents the corners from digging into the skin. They should not be rounded or cut too short.
- Wear well-fitting shoes.
- Keep the feet clean and dry.
Allison Harvey, MD, FACEP
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