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See a podiatrist: After evaluation, you may have options: debridement, avulsion (temporary removal) or matrixectomy (permanent removal) of the nail. There are also some topical medications that can be applied to soften the nail to avoid the nail from becoming hard, "biting into the side" and creating pain from a callus that develop which is what causes the pain associated with ingrown toenails. ...Read more
What to do if i peeled off my toenail a few days ago, and i think it's ingrown now. What should I do?
My toenail doesn't look ingrown yet but i can feel the pain and know its that. Before it gets really bad, what can I do?
Be patient: Nail grows approximately 1mm per month. The is a chance it won't grow back but I don't believe there is anything you can do to change that. ...Read more