ingrown toenail

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Noun1.ingrown toenail - toenail having its free tip or edges embedded in the surrounding flesh
toenail - the nail at the end of a toe
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Onychocryptosis, also known as an ingrown toenail, is a relatively common condition that can be treated with several nonsurgical and surgical approaches.
To the Editor: Ingrown toenail, also known as onychocryptosis or unguis incarnates, occurs when the periungual skin is punctured by its corresponding nail plate, resulting in a cascade of foreign body, inflammatory, infectious, and reparative processes.
The doctors told Reyes he contracted the disease through an open wound from an ingrown toenail. They could not, however, say for certain where the dangerous bacteria got into Reyes' wound.
Surgery: Learn how to treat and remove an ingrown toenail
Superficial cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen has been found to be an effective therapeutic modality for ingrown toenail.
For example: Verrucae patients, ingrown toenail patients, simple nail cuts, biomechanical patients, diabetic patients.
Salt can ease the discomfort caused by ingrown toenail. Stanford University researchers found that soaking the feet in saltwater could heal ingrown- related infections in just four days.
[3.] Altuntas Z, Kamburoglu HO, Bitik O,Skin bridging secondary to ingrown toenail, Pak J Med Sci.
Various surgical methods are carried out for ingrown toenail like nail avulsion, Matricectomy either surgical or chemical by Phenol and Sodium Hydroxide, Electro Surgical Ablation by Electrodesiccation and Carbon Dioxide Laser, and Liquid Nitrogen Cryotherapy1,3-5.
An ingrown toenail can be painful and could lead to infection.
KEY WORDS: Ingrown toenail Frost classification Heifetz classification Skin bridging.