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.
An abscess is has several causes and can appear on many parts of the body, such as the dental, vaginal, and rectal areas. In general, home remedies or cures are not recommended as a treatment method for abscesses (or boils) because they can cause further injury.
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