An ingrown nail is when a nail grows into the flesh at the side of the nail. This usually affects the toes, especially the big toe. An ingrown nail can get infected. It may be painful, red, and swollen, and it may drain pus. People with curved or thick nails are most likely to get ingrown nails.
Current as of: October 30, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Medical Review:William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine