An ingrowing toenail is where a piece of nail pierces the flesh of the toe. Sometimes when the nail grows very close to the skin it can feel like it has ‘grown in’ before the nail breaks the skin. The treatment choices include education to prevent it from occurring, episodes of conservative care or a minor operation to remove the problem nail.
Please see our information leaflet which can be linked to from the right hand column. If you are worried that the area has become infected or the infection is spreading see your practice nurse or GP or contact NHS 111.