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Can ingrown nails be prevented?

Making sure you wear comfortable shoes that fit properly can help prevent ingrown nails. Trimming your nails straight across rather than in a curved fashion, and keeping them moderate in length can also help prevent ingrown nails. Another way to prevent ingrown nails is to avoid injuring your nail area. Be sure to wear steel-toed boots or other protective footwear if you work in areas with high risk for toe injuries.

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