ANSWERS: 28
  • Go to a Chiropodist, if you continue to dig at it you will cause much worse problems . Infections and a problem with your toe
  • I had to go to a doctor and have the sides/edges of the nails on both of my biggest toes surcically removed. It doesn't look gross or weird and I still have my nails.They look normal. They just don't go down into the edges of my toe. The surgical procedure itself is reletively painless. The deadening injections, however, hurt like hell. I won't lie to you !! On the positive side though, the pain doesn't last long, and to me, it was well worth it !! I have no more trouble with ingrown nails.
  • You better not be digging into you toe. My boss had an ingrown toenail and he was in so much pain that he needed to go on pain killers and it made him act all out of it. Get to a doctor, you don't want to get so infected they have to lop your toe off.
  • Please go to your nearest podiatrist in town and have that taken cared of. No matter how hard you try to dig inside - you'll never get it. It's probably infected also. First time, the doctor will numb it up and take the side back to the root. It'll grow back and if you trim it right - it shouldn't be problem, but if it grows back like it did before, then you might a permanent procedure so that side of the nail doesn't grow back.
  • see a doctor. thats what i did.
  • See a podiatrist or dermatologist and get it looked at before you develop an infection. There's a special kind of pain that comes from an infected ingrown toenail.
  • Try biting you're toe nail off.
  • I agree with those who said see a podiatrist or a dermatologist. You cannot fix this by yourself at home. By the way, the medical term for ingrown nails is onychocryptosis. Good luck.
  • If the pain is that severe already, chances are infection has already set in. You will (most likely) have to have a doctor cut it out and put you on an antibiotic! I had many, many ingrown toenails "hacked-on" (the corner cut, the middle of the nail V-cut, total nail removal (which grew back!, etc.) before I finally decided to let the "foot doctor" cut it out at the root. This totally cured the problem! I still have 3/4 of the nail, and you can hardly tell a difference. I've had every solution possible tried at one time or another, but cutting it out at the root (they do something to the "root-bed" of the nail), is the only one that didn't grow back! Now, if you can't afford the doctor, you must be VERY careful, especially if it's already infected! They make a special pair of nail cutters now that allowed me to cut about a third of my son's off (he has developed the problem, now), but he "hollered" the whole time. Those nail cutters look like "mini" wire-cutters. There is nothing quite like your wife or girlfriend rolling over and kicking her leg against your infected, ingrown toenail, is there?
  • first off you should never cut toenails at the corners, when they grow back theyll dig into your toe and cause discomfort.cut the nail straight across.
  • Sledge hammer it...
  • A podiatrist can helpo. Soaking in epsom salts water can be helpful in the meantime.
  • cut a v in the middle of toe nail
  • did charlie bite you
  • See a podiatrist, he will numb your toe and cut it out.
  • Ok, this is gonna hurt but you have to use a knife to cut away the skin to get to the nail and shorten it properly.Sanitize the area though because it will be an open wound.
  • I used to get them all the time because you are not suppose to dig anywhere unless you are so gentle . There is protective skin piece so tiny on the side of toe where you dig and if it gets removed then that protective skin is gone and it gets infected. I had pus and it was so sore. You want to soak it in warm water for a while put salt in the water it draws out infection. It sounds infected. I use Tea Tree oil on all my cuts or you could use peroxide everday and soak everday to keep from getting worse. If it gets swollen you may see pus then you may want to go to dr. but you may be able to treat it yourself like I did. Good luck.
  • I have an ingrown toenail. Every 2 months or so I have to cut it out, I wait until I can no longer stand the constant pain in my toe. I take a pair of nail clippers and start cutting, and dig at the corner with the file. It hurts really bad during the 20 or so minutes it takes, but as soon as it is out there is no more pain (until next time) I do make sure to pour peroxide over the clippers and file, along with my nail. I always put neosporin and a bandaid on after. Keep the area clean for a couple days. Good luck, you can numb the area with ice before you cut the toenail away.
  • uh uh uh,dont dig under the nail,youll cause an infection should you slip and pierce the skin.the next time you trim your toenails,cut them straight across,dont cut the corners at an angle,your toenail will grow under the skin and into the skin,this is why your hurting now.glad i could help.
  • seek medical assistance
  • If it's not infected, soak the foot in warm salt water until the swelling goes down, then cut off the corner of the ingrown nail. If it's infected, or if you're not sure, go to your doctor if the wait to see your podiatrist is too long. Even a walk-in clinic would do.
  • I haven't tried this, but I've heard that if you cut a V in the center of the nail, it will relieve some of the pressure on the edges.
  • a chiropodist will inject your toe, and take the whole nail off, it wont hurt - honest
  • That definitely looks PAINFUL. My mother had a toenail like that and she had it taken off by a podiatrist. It grew back, the same way, so she had it taken off a second time, this time roots and all. That took care of the problem. Now she asks herself why she didn't do that years ago. Would have been a lot less painful.
  • This happened to me @ 20 years ago. Ultimately the Dr. used a laser to "kill" (his word) the root of the toenail so that the nail will not grow out to the edges. The process was painless (and kinda neat) and took minutes. The nail continues to grow and look perfectly normal. I haven't had a problem since then.
  • Hello, If your toe is swollen, soak your foot in warm salt water until the swelling goes down, then glide the corner of the nail clipper into the affected corner of the toe, and then clip off that section or corner of nail to begin with. Be sure to get the whole corner, in deep enough. If you leave the ingrown nail inside it could get infected. My podiatrist once took out the infected nail and showed me. It wasn't pretty: it was yellow. ***Table salt will do.*** If you can't get it out, go to your doctor or podiatrist, but fast.
  • See a Podiatrist / Chiropodist. Most ingrown nails reoccur time & time again. Most Podiatrists recommend dealing with it once & for all. The procedure is called PNA, or Partial Nail Avulsion. The Podiatrist with inject your toe (tibial nerve) put a tournequet on your toe, & resect the side of the nail causing problems. He/she will then kill the nail at the side with a chemical called Phenol. (Phenolisation of the Matrix)
  • I was told this by my father-in-law. I had ingrown toe nails in both my BIG toes. He told me to cut a V on the same side that my ingrown toe was on. Honey I cut a V on the same side of each. As it grew out it pull the ingrown toe nail together as it grew, and pulled them straight out. Then I sarted cutting my toe nails straight across no curving. I've never been bother since, w/INGROWN TOENAILS. Thats been 25 years ago. I really hope thie helps......

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