Ingrown Toenails Topic Guide
Ingrown Toenails: An ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis) is a painful condition that occurs when a sharp corner of the toenail digs into the skin at the side or end of the toe. Symptoms and signs include redness, swelling, and yellowish drainage at the site of the ingrown toenail. Wearing proper shoes, soaking the affected toe, frequent cleaning of the nail, and taking pain relievers are recommended treatments. Surgery may be necessary if infection is present.
Antibiotics Antibiotics are prescribed to individuals to cure disease by killing bacteria. There are over 100 antibiotics. The main classes of antibiotics include penicillins, cephalosporins, macrolides, flouroquinolones, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, and aminoglycosides. Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem due to the overprescription of antibiotics to individuals.