Usually it's the big toe however any toe can be affected and sometimes both feet
get the problem.
The nails should be cut straight across.
Never dig into the corners. Don't pick or tear at the
nails because they will rip down into the corner where the nail
meets the skin. Don't make the nails too short. The
ingrown nail is under the skin. You don't see it. But
as the nail grows, the pointy ingrown part acts like a knife
stabbing from the inside. Soon an infection develops.
NOW WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Do you think outgrow will
Read the ingredients. The main ingredient
is acid!! Do you think
it will help to pour acid on an infection? I don't!!
Also read the warnings of outgrow....not to be
used by diabetics or people with poor circulation.
You might want to soak your foot in a warm
solution of white vinegar and water. That's 1/2 cup of
vinegar for every quart of water. The temperature should be
around 100 degrees fahrenheit. Soak three or more times a
Apply some antiseptic like neosporin or
bacitracin and a bandaid.
PODIATRIST OR DOCTOR, PREFERABLY ME!!
An infection like this
is a medical emergency. Don't delay getting it treated.