Why is “ingrown toenail” dangerous and how to prevent it?
There are many causes of ingrown toenails. Most of them are cause by a large disproportion between the tip of the nail plate and the base of the nail. Should take care to clean the wound to prevent infection. If there are abnormal symptoms. It is advisable to consult a specialist doctor. to get the right treatment
Causes of ingrown toenails
Dr. Mingkwan Wichaidit, director of the Institute of Dermatology, Department of Medical Services, said that ingrown nails are a condition in which the outer edge of the nail presses or pierces into the flesh beside the nail. usually with the big toe more than other toes and very rarely with fingernails
Causes of ingrown toenails include:
- Disproportionality of the tip of the nail plate and the base of the nail.
- Abnormally curved nails (pincer nails)
- Wearing socks that squeeze the front of your feet too tight
- Your feet sweat more than usual, etc.
The most common cause of ingrown toenails is the disproportion between the tip of the nail plate and the base of the nail. When walking, there will be pressure on the fingertips. The side of the nail plate presses on the nail edge, causing pain when walking. People tend to try to trim their nails, especially by cutting off the side of the nail as much as possible. And most of them cannot completely cut off leaving the outermost edge of the nail as a sharp tooth. Which will continue to prick the meat on the side Until inflammation, swelling, infection, pus
Dr. Manus Phothaporn, Deputy Director-General of the Medical Department Revealed that from the case of news, ingrown nails have worms in the niche of the nail. The presence of worms in the tissues beside the nails is called cutaneous myiasis. It is larvae of flies or white flies that lay their eggs on open skin, such as abscesses, wounds, or come in from other parts of the body. 1-3 days after the eggs are laid, they hatch into worms, 1-3 weeks later the worms become pupae and fly away.
An infected wound or maggot usually won’t heal. persistent inflammation Therefore, when there are open wounds on the body. Especially those that are chronic or slow to heal. should be cleaned Beware of swarming insects or covering wounds with appropriate tools. to prevent insects from laying eggs
How to properly treat an ingrown toenail
There are several ways to treat ingrown toenails. Whether separating the meat and the edge of the nail with tape or prying up the edge of the nail with various devices. All of them hurt quite a lot while doing it. Home remedies without anesthetic are often unsuccessful or do not reach the level of resolution of the contraction.
And often have to see a doctor to remove the nail only on the side (partial nail avulsion). If there are abnormal symptoms, it is advisable to consult a specialist doctor. to get the right treatment. Report from ยูฟ่าเบท