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Health Tip: Prevent Ingrown Toenails

-- An ingrown toenail can be very painful and uncomfortable, and can make it difficult to walk.

Here are suggestions to help prevent ingrown toenails, courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine:

  • Make sure your shoes fit correctly and comfortably.
  • Keep toenails trimmed straight across, and don't cut them too short.
  • Always keep your feet clean and dry.
  • Diabetics need to regularly inspect and care for their feet, and frequently have them examined by a doctor.
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Posted: May 2008