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Ugh, i have an ingrown toe nail. Normally I would take care of it myself, but it is in the middle of the nail. I'm not sure i can do that properly. Any suggestions?

Jama765 7 June 24
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Podiatrist. But a temporary fix is to use a file to thin the toenail enough so that it gives more under pressure. An ordinary file will take longer than a wood rasp, but you have to be careful and use something to guide it to prevent it from touching skin, which could prove to be painful. I discovered this simply by experimentation . . . . it is crazy, but effective. [amazon.com]

THHA Level 7 June 25, 2019
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Maybe see a podiatrist?

zesty Level 7 June 25, 2019
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Tuck a little piece of cotton with some vaseline under it.. you'll be amazed!
But, I do feel your pain, 😟

Buddha Level 8 June 24, 2019
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Warm soaks then trim

bobwjr Level 9 June 24, 2019
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look it up on youtube - almost everything is on there

Right! I learned how to remove an ingrown nail on there years ago, but this one is pretty far down the nail bed.

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Soak with warm water and Epsom salts. This softens the nail so you can cut it.

Start trimming the toenail at the side.

Very good idea! Thank you!!

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Wear sandals and stop wearing tight toe shoes...find a good foot doctor

I have to wear tennis shoes for work. I wear two pairs for extra support. My podiatrist suggested that.

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That sucks. I would suggest seeing a podiatrist.

I usually have to see him annually for these dumb annoyances. This toe is the only nail bed he hasnt used acid on to erase the nail bed to prevent them.

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