(Closed) Gross, ingrown toenail pain. And it huuuuurts. Anyone else? Ick.

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

You are NOT the only one who gets them!  I feel like I have one every other month, and I do the things you’re supposed to do to prevent them, but I still get them, and then I don’t know how to make them go away.  So I don’t have a solution, but I totally sympathize, and I’m hoping some other bees have some words of wisdom.  🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I get them constantly and they are very very painful.  I was told by a doctor (many years ago) to soak my foot in hot water and then try to work it out.  The hot water will soften the skin and make it easier to loosen the nail.  This might not be the best advice, but it works for me.  Then again…I get them again, so who knows.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I get them quite often. I use a needle to relieve the pressure. It works without having to cut the nail. make sure if you try this method you steralise the needle first.

Post # 7
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536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think that whatever you do to get the ingrown toenail out, it’s going to hurt!  Unfortunately.  It hurts like heck when I do a “mini-surgery,” but when I am done, it feels much better.  You might be able to try some sort of topical numbing cream, such as campho-phenique (it’s my mom’s answer to everything).

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@ejs4y8–I don’t know that I detach the nail from the skin…although maybe I do.  I just get tweezers or some other pedicure tool and run it underneath the toenail and into the corner where it meets the skin, where the ingrown toenail is.  After soaking my foot, the ingrown part comes out when I do this.  Granted, I have never tried to explain this process to anyone so I might not be too clear!  Sorry!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine usually happens the left hand side so what I do is i get the needle in between the corner of the ingrown and skin and lift the nail. it relieves the pressure, you can do this several times to the nail finds a better position. or if its infected the needle will elevate the infection and then just put detol(antibacterial on it after) not sure if that makes sense or not!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I used to have this problem and my doctor recommended soaking in warm water for my second toe (the one near the big toe). For the big toe that was a problem, he performed a super simple procedure that involved numing my toe and removing the side of the nail that grew in. I was like 12 and I remember being in a bandage for about a week. To look at my toe nails now, you could never tell a piece was removed and it never happens. You say it’s not enough to consult a doctor but I would advise a visit to a foot specialist for a consultation.

Post # 12
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2859 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

My fiance gets them all the time. He soaks his foot in water with Epsom salts disolved in them, then he literally hacks away at the nail with sharp scissors to get it out.

On one foot, he had the procedure that @slicey19 got. But he works on the other foot himself.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

By no means am I making fun of this post at all because I can relate to all these posts.  But it just made me realize how disgusting personal up keep can be!!!!   So much trimming, cutting, squeezing, plucking, waxing, tugging, shaving, bleaching, popping, tweezing, and more!  Disgusto!  It’s such hard work to feel good and look good.  Good luck with the toe. 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

my dad’s a foot doctor, and i suggest going to a foot doctor and let him take care of you. you don’t want your ingrown toenail to get infected, i would let a professional handle it.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have a mild obsession with shoes and I use to get those things SOOO bad. Finally my foot doc just stunted the growth of the inner corner of my toenail bc he knew I wouldnt stop wearing heels. They are so painful tho!

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