Sue Ferguson
Chiropodist and Podiatrist in Tenterden, Kent
Chiropody and Podiatry Clinic
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Ingrown toenails in babies
Photos of ingrown toenails in newborn baby

 


Photo of ingrown toenail - baby 6 weeks old

Photo of ingrown toenail - baby 6 weeks old

Photo of ingrown toenail - baby 6 weeks old

 

At Birth

The baby was born with a film of skin over both hallux toenails.

The advice from the doctor was "don't worry, just keep an eye on it". However the tissues became red, swollen and inflamed.

 

Baby at 5½ weeks old

At 5½ weeks old the baby started taking flucloxacillin. The photos were taken 2 days after the start of the antibiotics.

 

How to treat an ingrown toenail in a baby
  • Soak the baby's feet in warm salt water 2-3 times a day
  • Use loose fitting socks or nothing depending on the weather
  • After soaking or a bath try to very gently lift the toenail
  • After soaking or a bath try to very gently squeeze any pus out
  • Trim regularly



   
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Sue Ferguson, BSc (Hons), MChS
Chiropody and Podiatry Clinic
2 St Benets Court
Tenterden
Kent
TN30 6QS
United Kingdom
Email: mail@sueferguson.co.uk
Tel: 01580 765546
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Date last updated: 23 March, 2015