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Ingrown toenails - a problem that also affects children!

An ingrown toenail in children can manifest itself in different ways, depending on the degree of severity:

In the initial phase, there may be a slight pain when touched, redness around the nail.

Gradually, the symptoms may increase: swelling, pus, severe, persistent pain and increased temperature.


Diagnosis is most difficult in infants. The child may become fussy and whiny, but it is difficult to determine what exactly is causing these symptoms until more obvious symptoms appear.

In a one-year-old child who can already communicate, it is easier to identify the problem.


Ingrown toenails in children can have various causes:


- Incorrect nail trimming.

- Trauma to the nail: such as being hit or crushed, the nail can deform and grow into the surrounding tissue.

- Shoes that are too tight or ill-fitting.

- Wearing tight socks, tights.

- Genetic predisposition: some children may be more prone to ingrown toenails due to hereditary factors such as nail structure or the skin around the nail.


It's important to identify the cause of your child's ingrown toenail and take appropriate steps to prevent it.

Regular and proper nail trimming, choosing the right footwear and taking care of foot hygiene can help prevent ingrown toenails in children.


How to deal with the problem?

In the case of foot problems, the best solution is to visit a podiatrist who specializes in this type of ailments.

Appropriate treatments performed by a specialist will allow you to effectively get rid of the ailments and avoid more advanced interventions. In the case of small children, due to the pain they experience, performing these procedures can be difficult and require a lot of patience.

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