The Dangers of Ingrown Toenails
A painful condition, ingrown toenails can seriously affect a person's quality of life. A podiatrist should be consulted as soon as possible if you have an ingrown toenail so that it is treated before it gets worse. A condition such as an ingrown toenail left untreated may lead to complications that are more serious. By removing your ingrown toenail as soon as possible, you will avoid further complications.
Diabetes, for example, increases the risk of complications from ingrown toenails. Diabetes causes decreased blood flow to the feet, so any cut, scrape, or injury to the foot is more severe than it would be for someone without diabetes. Patients with diabetes are more likely to experience severe ingrown toenails. A diabetic ingrown toenail is twice as likely to become infected and twice as likely to be severe. For diabetics with ingrown nails, surgery may be required to prevent gangrene and tissue decay.
As ingrown toenails become infected, complications can also occur. A patient's ingrown toenails become more severe once an infection has formed. Infections that are left untreated can eventually spread to the bone beneath, which can be devastating.
Ingrowing toenails can cause complications if you are not aware of their symptoms and are not aware of the potential for them to form. Ingrown hairs usually become infected or develop into something more severe if they are not caught in time. You can avoid major problems if you are able to identify ingrown hair in time. An ingrown toenail can be diagnosed and treated by a podiatrist.
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