Mild, moderate, bad?
Mild cases of ingrown toenails can resolve without surgery.
A doctor can examine an ingrown nail and talk about what should be done. In mild cases, the sharp piece of the nail may be encouraged to grow over the skin or next to the skin, instead of into the skin. Sometimes, soaking the foot and toes in warm water twice a day can help. After a couple of weeks, that corner of the toenail might be ok.