Thursday, February 11, 2010

How do you cut a ';v'; in your ingrown toenail?

I heard all this talk about cutting a v in your toenail to fix an ingrown toenail. does it work? how do you do it, because I have a little of ingrown toenail. Thanks.How do you cut a ';v'; in your ingrown toenail?
your nails grow from the bottom in the nail bed, they don't grow at the top, meaning they won't grow together where the ';v'; is cut, this is an old wives' tale, My dad use to do it, never helped.

Soak an ingrown toenail in warm water, after soaking try to put some cotton between nail and skin where it is poking in. Also apply some neosporin and keep covered.How do you cut a ';v'; in your ingrown toenail?
It worked for my mum and I when we had ingrown toenails. Until they got to the point where they had to be surgically fixed.

Cutting a 'V' in the nail is simply that.

On the top part of the nail, when you go to cut your nails, cut a 'v' shape wedge into the centre of the nail. Leaving the area on each side short.

You need to do this every time you cut the nail and it takes some time to work.

Eventually the nail edges will grow towards the 'v' so pulling the problem ingrown corner of the nail out. And retraining it to grow in the correct way.
I had never heard of this and didn't know what you were talking about, but a simple search returned the following. ';Cutting a notch (a “V”) in a toenail will relieve the pain of ingrown toenails.'; .... it's a myth according to
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