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Are ingrown toe nails hereditary?
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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.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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1 doctor agrees
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!
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
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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.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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