Which age groups have the highest prevalence of ingrown nails?

Updated: Nov 06, 2020
  • Author: Amira M Elbendary, MBBCh, MSc; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

The condition is observed in people of all ages but is most common in the second decade of life. Ingrown nails become much more common as children begin bearing weight on their feet and wearing shoes, although congenital onychocryptosis has been described, [17, 18] as have cases in infants. [19]


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!