December 5, 2019

Ingrown toenails can affect anyone and they have a number of different causes, such as improper nail trimming, damage to the toe and even ill-fitting shoes. There are also some people that are genetically predisposed to ingrown toenails making ingrown toenails likely a...

September 4, 2019

Following ingrown toenail surgery, it's important to adhere to some simple guidelines for a quick, painless recovery.

After the local anaesthetic wears off, it's likely that you'll experience some pain. Listening to the aftercare instructions will help minimise the over...

July 31, 2019

Ingrown toenails can be a real pain in your foot, which left untreated can pose a serious health risk. Besides pain around the edges of your toenail, common symptoms of ingrown toenails include thickening or enlargement of the skin and the build-up of fluid, swelling,...

May 20, 2018

One of the best antiseptics for an infected ingrown toenail is Povidone-iodine. The most common brand name for this antiseptic in Australia is Betadine, and it can be found at your local pharmacy or most supermarkets. Be sure to choose the liquid version and not the ge...

April 16, 2018

Historical practice involves almost routine use of antibiotics for those with a painful ingrown toenail despite a lack of clinical trial evidence supporting their routine use. In my experience, for the vast majority of ingrown toenails, oral antibiotics are not require...

November 20, 2017

Salt water soaks are a useful part of the management of ingrown toenails. They can be used as a stand alone antiseptic  treatment or used in combination with antibiotics depending on the severity of the ingrown toenail condition. 

Used for:

  • Anyone with an ingrow...

September 1, 2017

One thing I'm constantly surprised about is the lack of awareness of how shoes have an impact on the occurrence of ingrown toenails.

A narrow toe-box is one of the leading causes of an acute ingrown toenail. Other footwear characteristics that can lead to the nail ingro...

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