A 36-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

how do i prevent ingrown toenails ?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Proper nail care, trim the nails straight across and then use a file to round the edges.
Answered on May 31, 2015
1
1 comment
Dr. Scott Keith
Dr. Scott Keith commented
43 years experience Podiatry
Cutting nails too short can improve your chances of getting an ingrown nail.
May 25, 2015
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Nail care: Ingrown nail could develop due genetics or due to tight shoes, trauma, fungal toenail infections, and incorrect cutting of the nails. One should always try to cut the nails strait across to avoid leaving an embedded nail spicule. If you develop pain or redness get it looked at by a professional.
Answered on Feb 18, 2013

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Make sure you do not cut your nails to short, cut them straight across and then round the corners with an emory board.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: As the nail grows out use a cuticle stick to help push the skin away from the nail so that it does not dig into the skin.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
See dermatologist: There are several causes for ingrown toenails from improper shoes to skin infections. Sometimes these nails need surgical narrowing.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Cut the nail straight across and then use a file to round the edges.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month