In-growing toe nails

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. There can be many different causes and multiple treatment choices, including education to prevent it from occurring, episodes of conservative care or a minor operation to remove the problem nail.
You can refer yourself to our service by completing this self-referral form.
Please see our advice leaflet for more information.  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.

Advice Leaflets

Last updated08 Apr 2022
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