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I'm not sure if this is an ingrown nail or not? I need advice!! Please help

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Hml, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Hml

    Hml New Member

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    IMG_0041.JPG IMG_0039.JPG :(So this began a couple weeks back I pulled a piece of skin back into the nail and hurt it. At the time I had no idea the damage I had just done. My to hurts with any amount of pressure applied. I have a swollen bump at the side of nail. It dries up and when I peel it off the fresh skin is there but it doesn't seem to reduce in size. I've been applying a treatment cream for infections but it just seems to dry the skin and when I try to peel it I end up hurting my toe more. At this point I have no idea what it is or what I should do... please help.
  2. TheresaG

    TheresaG New Member

    I think it's ingrown nail in your feet. I have read that ingrown nails grow due to improper trimming leaving a nail spike on the end. Since your feet seems to be infected now, you can soak your feet in warm soapy water for few minutes and then apply antibiotic or antifungal cream in the finger. Then keep the infected area covered with sterile bandage.

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