Tips For Safe Toenail Care For Kids

Something that you take for granted—quickly clipping your toenails—can become a real battle with a toddler. After all, you told him not to play with scissors because he’d cut himself and get an owie, and now here you come near his toes with a pair of clippers! Nevertheless, it needs to be done, because long toenails harbor germs and are more likely to become ingrown. So, here are some tips to make toenail care for kids seem less like World War III and more like the pampering you enjoy on your own feet:

If you discover that your child already has an ingrown nail, don’t try to pull it up or cut it off. A warm soak and light massage can help relieve pain, and make sure their shoes or socks are not too tight. Then call Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center at (303) 423-2520 and schedule an appointment at our Wheat Ridge, Golden, Evergreen, or Granby, CO, office to treat the nail safely. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for more foot care tips.

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