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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. []

THHA Level 7 June 25, 2019

Maybe see a podiatrist?

zesty Level 7 June 25, 2019

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

Warm soaks then trim

bobwjr Level 9 June 24, 2019

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.


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!!


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.


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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