Ingrowing Toe Nail

Usually caused by ill fitting shoes and poor hygiene.

Encouraging children to take off the trainer when at home and wash feet helps If the nail is ingrowing, antibiotics and dressings have no role

Surgery is the only proper treatment and the earlier it is seen by a specialist, the better are the results.

It can be done under local anaesthesia, but in younger children, general anaesthesia is safer and better technique.

It is a day case procedure

Child is usually back to normal in a fortnight.