Thursday, February 11, 2010

How do i get rid of an ingrown toenail without going to the doctor or anything painful???

It's not severe (i don't think . . .) but i get them alot and they HURT and they're always on my big toe . . . .How do i get rid of an ingrown toenail without going to the doctor or anything painful???
This is the trick my mom used. Soak your foot in soapy water until your skin gets really soft and then lance the are with the puss build up.How do i get rid of an ingrown toenail without going to the doctor or anything painful???
I have had ingrown toenails in both big toes, i went abotu a year before going to the doctor who sent me to the chiropodist, i had to have the sides of my toenails removed, it was pretty painful because i had to have injections in my toes, more painful in one because i had waited so long the anesthetic wouldnt work and i had to have 7 injections in that toe.


The chiropodist will put acid where they have removed the toenail, so it does not grow back, i had had it done before at the doctors and he did not put the acid in which caused the ingrown to grow back, the toenail will make a full recovery after.


So i recommend going to your chiropodist to spare your self a lot of pain, because after the small surgery is done you are pain free.


The healing process however sucks a bit, you have to keep your foot elevated for a couple days, and you cannot do sports for 3 months and going in water other than a bath/shower for 6 months. .


This ruined my life pretty much because i was drafted for a big swim team, and couldnt train for 6 months and lost my place.
As long as they don't get infected you don't have to see a dr. You may be cutting them wrong. Or maybe your shoes are too tight. Or I guess maybe your nail just grows wrong. You'll want to avoid trying to do anything to your toe nails other than cutting straight across without making them too short. Also soak in warm water with Epsom salt.
Oooch. my brother had that.. they had to do a small surgery... they cut into a part of his toe, and cut off a part of the toenail... Its gone away but it still looks NASTY. that was like 2 years ago

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