Ingrown toenailOverview


An ingrown toenail is where your nail grows into the skin of your toe, usually your big toe.


Symptoms of an ingrown toenail include a painful and swollen toe. Your toenail may curve into the side of your toe.


You can help an ingrown toenail with things like regular foot baths. Sometimes your nail may need to be cut or removed by a foot specialist.

Page last reviewed: 22/10/2018
Next review due: 22/10/2021