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r INGROWING TOENAILS
Ingrowing toenails are not only
extremely painful but sometimes
seiy, serious. lljL UJ
. Like many other ills if taken in
time, they may be easily remed
ied. If left to grow worse; day
by day, they are sometimes the
cause of surgical treatment;.
To cure by prevention is by far
the easiest and best medical ad
vice a physician can teach to any
patient, whether it be toenails or
The common cases of ingrow
ing toenails are improper foot
wear and an improper method of
cutting the nails. If the nail is
cut too short, especially at the
angles, while at the same time the
shoe is too short or too narrow,
the skin on the toe is forced over
the nail. Consequently by the
further growth of the nail, the
flesh is pushed still further over
until a point is reached where in-i
flammation is set up.
The preventative measures of
the trouble are:
First, in cutting of the nailsw
The toenail should be cut in con
cave form, the outer angle pro
jecting beyond the toe. Then, if
there is a tendency for the flesh to
grow over the nail, the flesh
should be pushed back from the
nail and fastened in position with
a strip of oxide of zinc plaster. A
gauze packing should be inserted
under the edge of the nail. A
saturated solution of boric acid
serves as an antiseptic dressing.
Pantkins Short stories are all
the go now.
Perkins Yes, I've noticed it.
Nearly every person I meet tells
me how short he is.
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