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16 Feb 2004

Ingrown toenails...ugh!
I have recently in the last two years had ingrown toenails start in both big toes, on both sides. I am 26 years old and have no major foot deformity other than that the bones of my big toes bend slightly towards the other toes, which I am told is why I get the ingrown's? I wear comfortable wide shoes that fit well, dont wear high heels very often, am not on my feet for long periods, and keep my feet clean and toenails short. I am very afraid of operations and would love to hear of a home remedy, ie. a way of cutting the nail, or a cream, anything, to get rid of them and keep them at bay? Right now I just cut it out, but it obviously really hurts, bleeds sometimes and can get infected. Winter is coming and that means boots and socks and it makes my life very difficult! Please help? Andrea
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01 Jan 0001

Andrea, the ingrown toenails are probably due to cutting the nails too short and half-moon shaped. The best would be to do Savlon™ foot baths 2-3 times to day and to let the toenail grow out. You can also have a little strip fastened to the nail that pulls the nail edge out of the corners until it has grown out.
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