What Is An Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown toenails are a common condition that most often affects the big toe but can occur on any toe. This condition develops whenever part of the toenail, generally the side or corner of the toenail grows into your skin. Whenever this happens the area will become red, swollen, painful and, sometimes will result in infection.

When To See A Doctor in Humble TX

Sometimes, if you catch an ingrown toenail early enough you can take care of it at home by trimming the nail and pushing the skin back. However, if the pain is not improving or spreading, you should reach out to one of the doctors at Wellspire Medical Group who is experienced in treating ingrown toenails. Our doctors can help relieve your discomfort and help you avoid the complications associated with ingrown toenails, such as infection.
If you have any of the following conditions, you should seek treatment from a doctor right away, instead of trying to take care of it on your own:
-If you have a circulatory problem you are at higher risk for complications from an ingrown toenail
-If you are a diabetic your body is more prone to infection and your toe should be treated and monitored by a doctor with experience treating ingrown toenails
-If your symptoms do not go away on their own, you should seek medical treatment before an infection develops
-If your ingrown toenail becomes infected, you need to see a doctor before the infection can spread. Often times an antibiotic will be prescribed in order to treat the infection.

Medical Treatment Humble TX

Whenever you make an appointment with one of our doctors, they will examine your ingrown toenail. It may be necessary for them to remove some of the toenail to stop it from pushing into the soft fleshy part of your toe. It may require removing part of the nail and the underlying nail bed in order to avoid the issue from recurring.

Wellspire Medical Group

Wellspire Medical Group proudly serves Atascocita, Humble and surrounding areas. We have been part of Northeast Houston as Mehta Medical Group for 30 years. Our name change reflects our broader scope of services. In other words, we are working hard to ā€œInspire Better Health!ā€
Wellspire Medical Group 

8901 Farm to Market 1960 Bypass Road W #101  

Humble, TX 77338  

(281) 446-7173