6 doctors weighed in:

Are ingrown toe nails hereditary?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: They can be

But don't have to be.

In brief: They can be

But don't have to be.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes familial

The size and shape of toes and toenails are hereditary.
If one member of a family has a toenail shape that makes it more likely to be ingrown, then a few other members of the family probably have the same problem. In this way, ingrown toenails can run in the family.

In brief: Sometimes familial

The size and shape of toes and toenails are hereditary.
If one member of a family has a toenail shape that makes it more likely to be ingrown, then a few other members of the family probably have the same problem. In this way, ingrown toenails can run in the family.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

in many cases some patients have a higher chance of getting them based on genetic foot structure.
However, most patients get them from their lifestyle and types of shoes they wear. Best wishes!

In brief: Yes

in many cases some patients have a higher chance of getting them based on genetic foot structure.
However, most patients get them from their lifestyle and types of shoes they wear. Best wishes!
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In brief: Not really

I do see them in multiple family generations.

In brief: Not really

I do see them in multiple family generations.
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