An ingrown toenail is a common condition that affects people of all ages, though teenagers and young adults tend to develop them more frequently. Various contributors and causes can result in ingrown toenails, but they usually occur when something causes the edge of a toenail to grow into the skin next to the nail. Any toe can develop an ingrown toenail, but the big toe is more likely to develop them.
The signs and symptoms of an ingrown nail can vary depending on the severity. In most instances, physicians divide the issue into three stages:
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