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Health Tip: Troubled by an Ingrown Toenail?

(HealthDay News) -- An ingrown toenail occurs when a toenail, usually one that's trimmed too short, begins to grow into the toe's skin.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says symptoms of an ingrown toenail include:

  • A toe that feels hard to the touch, and appears swollen.

  • Pain, soreness or tenderness in the toe.

  • Redness on the toe.

  • Signs of infection around the nail, including visible pus.

  • Skin growing over the nail.