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Health Tip: Troubled by an Ingrown Toenail?
Watch for signs including swelling, redness
-- Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- An ingrown toenail occurs when a toenail, usually one that's trimmed too short, begins to grow into the toe's skin.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says symptoms of an ingrown toenail include:

  • A toe that feels hard to the touch, and appears swollen.
  • Pain, soreness or tenderness in the toe.
  • Redness on the toe.
  • Signs of infection around the nail, including visible pus.
  • Skin growing over the nail.
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