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Should I talk to my doctor about ingrown nails?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Talk to your doctor about ingrown nails if you are experiencing any pain, discomfort, or swelling in and around any of your nails. A doctor can easily remedy this common problem. If the flesh alongside one of your nails hurts when you touch it, you may have an ingrown nail. Another sign of an ingrown nail is a pus discharge from the area next to your nail.

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