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How do ingrown nails affect my quality of life?

Ingrown nails can create pain or discomfort in the affected area. This means that an ingrown toenail might be slightly painful or uncomfortable when you walk or use your foot. You may choose to wear open-toed shoes or sandals rather than your usual footwear while you have an ingrown nail. With treatment and preventive measures, ingrown nails should not negatively affect your quality of life.

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