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How can I protect my children from ingrown nails?

Protect your children from ingrown nails by making sure they wear comfortable shoes that properly fit their feet. Another thing that you can do to help protect your children from this common problem is to trim their nails straight across rather than curved. Also, be sure to keep their toenails no shorter than the top edges of their toes. Make sure your child has protective footwear if they are involved in an activity where they will be more susceptible to foot injuries.

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