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how can i tell if i have got an ingrown toenail?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Look at it: Cardinal signs of infection: pain, sweling, redness, pus....
Dr. Eric Silvers
Podiatry 26 years experience
Pain and redness: There will be swelling, pain, redness and possible discharge that is yellow or red coming from the side of the nail fold.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Onychocryptosis: An ingrown toenail occurs when the edge of the nail grows down and into the skin of the toe. There may be pain, redness, and swelling around the nail.

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