Ingrown toenails are a common condition we treat in children. Tight shoes, tight socks and incorrect nail trimming for most cases is mainly to blame. In other cases, children may inherit the tendency for nails to curve.

pediatric ingrown toenail removal

The only proper way to treat a child’s ingrown toenail is with a minor surgical procedure at a doctor’s office. Parents should never try to dig the nail out or cut it off. These dangerous “bathroom surgeries” carry a high risk for infection. Watch as Dr. Wagner removes this 13-year-old’s patient two HUGE, infected, ingrown toenails on both big toes. In this video, we completely remove the right toenail.

01:55 – 3, 2, 1.. we have liftoff!!

If you are experiencing any symptoms of toenail fungus or think you may have an infection, the experienced and skilled podiatrists at JAWSpodiatry in Hollywood, Florida can help. We offer the highest degree of care in a welcoming, comfortable environment and are committed to providing an exceptional patient experience. To schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call us at (954) 922-7333.