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Q:

my baby is having swelling and redness in toes like the corner nails have increased. I had cut the nails but the swelling and redness still there and the skin in corner is pulled out itself. And he is having pain. What to do and why this happened.  Is it because he tries to climb when we hold him or is it because he puts his finger in mouth.  Both thumb toes have same problem.  How to prevent them.



asha chaudhry

hi snigdha pls show this to the doctor. what are u cutting baby's nails with. it sounds like the cuticle has got pulled. pls use baby scissors and cut post bath whn nails are soft. Sheeba Vijesh any advice from ur side?

Sheeba Vijesh

no idea asha chaudhry... i use techniques you mention.. never cut too deep. and you have to cut straight across. please consult with doctor and share with us too, so it can help other moms in future... Roopashree Siddireddy anyidea?

snigdha sahoo

Thank you asha chaudhry i use nail cutter and it doesn't look like the cuticle is out.  looks like some swelling.  May be i should see doctor as early as possible.

asha chaudhry

yes snigdha pls show tomo itself. looks painful :( tc hugs to both of u

Dr. Payal M

looks like an ingrown naik.which might be infected.
always cut nails when baby this young is asleep. n cut straight only the extra part of nail n never deep n in corners. pls take him to a doc tomm.

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