Pediatric Ingrown Toenail Treatment for Children
Children, Babies, and Infants Shouldn’t Suffer with Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown Toenails in Children
In this video Dr. Mikkel Jarman discusses ingrown toenails and some of their causes and concerns in children. Ingrown toenails are one of the most common nail problems seen at our office.
Carter and his mom share their experience with ingrown toenail treatment by Dr. Jarman with Pediatric Foot & Ankle. Carter actually had two cases and both were treated successfully.
Ingrown Toenails Defined
- Tight-fitting shoes
- Toenails trimmed too short
- Stubbing your toe
- Foot or toe deformities
Main Symptoms to be Aware of
Your child’s or your baby’s toe(s) will be particularly tender and probably quite painful, mainly when rubbed or squeezed a bit by a tight shoe or sock. You might not think that socks would make it hurt but they bind the toes sometimes and even the slightest pressure can cause pain.
- The baby may cry out and,
- Pull on his/her toe or foot.
- If he or she is a toddler and starting to walk you may notice limping or a grimace when he/she walks.
Infants, Toddlers, and Children with Pediatric Ingrown Toenails should not have to suffer now that you are aware of the symptoms and that the most common causes are improper toenail cutting methods (techniques) and tight socks and/or ill-fitting shoes.
Treatment – Will it go away by itself?
Many Mothers, Fathers, Parents of children ask will an ingrown toenail heal by itself or go away on its own. The answer to that is… sometimes, but most ingrown toenails do not normally heal by themselves or go away without treatment or properly cutting the ingrown nail by the doctor.
If the ingrown nail doesn’t heal or continues to come back then a part of the toenail and any excess skin can be removed without pain. The doctor will use a local anesthetic to make the procedure painless and comfortable. The pediatric podiatrist Dr. Jarman may also apply a chemical agent to prevent regrowth or a course of antibiotics to help cure the infection.
Your child’s feet are designed for life. Make an appointment today if your child has Pediatric Ingrown Toenails. Call Dr. Jarman on 480 534-7220.