An ingrown nail can occur when the toenail grows down into the skin of the toe. Symptoms include pain, swelling and redness. The toe may also become sensitive to touch. Extra pressure on the toe, such as wearing shoes that are too tight, can lead to an ingrown toenail. Not trimming one’s nails properly can also lead to an ingrown toenail. If the ingrown nail gets worse, a doctor may have to remove part of the nail.
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