In the fall, I often see a rush of parents bringing in their kids for problems with ingrown toenails.  Ingrown toenails can be a tough thing for kids and parents to deal with. Kids just want to be able to run and play and parents worry about how to help their children with this condition. Parents may also have concerns about how their child will handle the minor surgery needed to treat an ingrown toenail.

Home Treatment

Before seeing a podiatrist, there are some practical step you can take at home.

  • Soak your kid's foot in room-temperature water with Epsom's salt
  • Gently massage the side of the nail fold to help reduce inflammation
  • Make sure they're wearing the right shoe size so that their toe avoids repeated irritation. Avoid tight socks for the same reason.

Get it Treated by a Children's Podiatrist

It's important that you find a podiatrist that works well with children and will take the time needed to make the procedure as painless as possible. Never try to cut out your kid's ingrown toenail. We've seen many cases of infection from people who have tried what we call "bathroom surgery".


  • Get your child's feet measured regularly to ensure proper shoe size
  • Trim your child's nails straight across
  • Make sure your child is wearing the right shoe for their current sport's activity

Call us today at 206-368-7000 for an appointment, often same day. You can also request an appointment online.

Dr. Rion Berg
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A podiatrist in North Seattle treating families for over 40 years.
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