It's summer. We sweat a lot and play hard. And perhaps that's one of the reasons our kids are more likely to get an ingrown toenail at this time of year. Sweat can make skin softer making it easier for the toenails to dig into the skin. Add that to tight shoes and more outdoor play and your kids may soon start complaining that their big toe hurts.
Please don't ignor their complaints. Instead check it out!
Look at the skin around the nail. Is it red, swollen and and painful to the touch? Don't even attempt to perform what I call "bathroom surgery" on their nail. This can lead to a bad infection.
Instead, make sure you bring them to a Seattle podiatrist who can best take care of the job. Ingrown toenails require same day minor surgery and often one more visit. Doing even minor surgery on kids takes a special touch. Dr. Rion Berg has been treating kids with ingrown toenails for over 30 years. He has a special ability to connect with them and put them at ease.
Call us today at 206-368-7000 for an appointment, often same day. You can also request an appointment online. Then your kids can get back to playing pain free.
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Seattle foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Rion Berg offers foot care for patients with bunions, heel pain, diabetes, fungal toenails, ingrown nails, and surgical solutions when needed to residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and other surrounding suburbs.