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Ingrown toenail at the base of toe
How do you treat an ingrown toenail that is deep at the base/cutical area? I have had ingrown toenails all my life and I am about to go to camp and I don't want to have to deal with it there. I tried cutting the side out, but I couldn't bring myself to do it all the way, making it worse. I have soaked it in Epson salts thrice.
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Ingrown toenails that aren’t infected can normally be treated at home. However, if your toenail has pierced the skin, or there is any sign of infection, seek medical treatment. Signs of infection include warmth, pus, redness and swelling. These following steps may help: - Soaking your feet in warm water for about 15 to 20 minutes three to four times per day (At other times, your shoes and feet should be kept dry.) - Pushing skin away from the toenail edge with a cotton ball soaked in olive oil - Use a pain killer to control the pain - Apply a topical antibiotic or a steroid cream, to prevent infection If the problem persists or worsens visit the ER at the earliest
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