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Queen 09-16-2012 08:46 PM

I had my two big toenails removed due to a bad pedicure (mid March and mid April are the removal dates)

the first one to go is now swollen on one side, someone I know with ingrown nails has revealed that my toenail is likely ingrowing on one side (it's swollen on one side, tender on one side, etc) and is painful.

they're like just almost grown in and if I have to get this removed again I'm punching someone.

in the meantime epson salts are my bestie.

the hell is wrong with my luck.

Jessica 09-16-2012 11:11 PM

Sadly, you'll most likely have to get it removed again.. Nails usually never grow back right after having them removed. Soak every day, if it starts bleeding keep it open, don't bandage it since it makes it worse. What I try to do is kind of dig under the nail, and kind of pull out the side corner of the nail if that makes any sense lol.. It usually helps for awhile.

Joey 09-16-2012 11:15 PM

Really depends how long it's been swelling up and sore. If it's only been occurring recently, then you might be able to salvage it without any real trouble, by simply pulling it back out and putting a cotton ball in between. But if its been sore and swelling for a while now, you'll probably have to have it removed again.

Queen 09-17-2012 07:23 AM

it was the first time it was noticeably painful.

I know they typically don't grow back right though, I researched extensively when I had to get two nails removed.

Torikakae 09-17-2012 07:35 AM

The first thing that came to mind is the Higurashi nail-removal scene >_<

Hope it doesn't get infected.

Henreh 09-17-2012 08:19 AM

Not for the squeamish.


Jessica 09-17-2012 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by Henreh (Post 1768727)
Not for the squeamish.



Get it dealt with early as possible, they might be able to keep it from growing the wrong way.

kag 09-18-2012 01:57 AM

Soak in vinegar or bleach for 10mins daily. (If it itches try the other)
Ingrown Toenail Symptoms, Causes, Treatment - Which nails are most commonly affected? on MedicineNet
Don't try it if you have sensitive skin.

If both itches use baking soda mixed with water into a paste and brush it with a toothbrush (not the one you use for brushing your teeth)

Make sure you completely dry it cause bacteria loves moisture.
Stick a cotton swab near the area to dry it out.

Downside of this, is that your feet will become a lot drier usually especially with bleach.

Queen 09-18-2012 01:24 PM

went to my podiatrist, he removed the ingrown portion and killed the nailbed that would grow more ingrowth.

still better than getting the entire nail removed again.

Krem 09-26-2012 03:51 AM

I've had ingrown toenails too and i went to a pedicurist who put some sort of braces on my toenails in a way that the nail changed it's position and isn't an issue anymore, took me ~6 months to go through the process, it was expensive and very painful but the doctor said that it had a 90% of never reverting to an ingrown nail and so far i haven't had any problems from ingrown toenails.

If anyone wants i can take a picture and upload it with my braces.

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