Ingrown Toenails

I have always suffered with ingrown toenails. I'm fairly confident that it is because of the way I cut them. This may not be the most conventional way but it has eliminated me from going to the doctor and having them cut it out.

Ingredients: Plastic Security strip from DVD or cd cases.
Instruction: If you have a dvd or cd case laying around, open it and remove the security strip stuck inside...if it has one. You want to use scissors and cut it open so that you can use the top plastic and throw away the rest. When you have this plastic, cut a piece off maybe 1/4" to 1/2" depending on your toe size (mine was always my big toes so it was a bigger piece). Take this piece and bend it in half so that you have what looks like a long trough or v-shape. Take this and easily slide it under the ingrown toenail. It may help to soak your feet first to make it easier to slide in. Be sure to save the rest of the plastic strip for a replacement. The idea behind this is to allow the toenail to grow over the plastic instead of having it dig into your toe. After a while you can stop doing it becuase it will have grown past the point where it hurts. I prefer using this plastic becuase I have many DVD cases laying around and thought this might work, I'm sure others will work too.

Hope this helps.

5-Aug-06 at 01:36 PM:
NAME: Laureas

INSTRUCTIONS: When a toe/nail has become infected, soak it in rubbing achohol or water with chlorine. I learned this in a swimming pool, the nasty pain simply vanished within hours! My guess is that it dries the toe out, but whatever it is, it works!

I had them real bad when I was in my teens but then I started filing the center of the toenail from outer end down as close to the skin as you can as thin as you can get it.
That takes the pressure off the sides of the nail..sometimes its hard to cut that V at the I just file it thin in the center..
Rgds Alan

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2005
Time: 11:19 AM EST
Country of Remedy: USA

Ingredients: epsom salts, warm water
Instructions: Run warm water in the bathtub. For a half-filled bathtub, put in one half cup of epsom salt. Soak toe in the water for about 5-10 minutes or however long you like. But for getting rid of the
ingrown toenail, it is best to visit a doctor. Do not cut your toenail into a V-shape. Ask your doctor about it before you do anything because this can result in the toenail being taken out or even amputation of the whole toe. Ihope it works for you, it worked for me.

Date: Saturday, October 9, 2004
Time: 7:25 PM EST
Email address: Jessica Chanclor
Country of Remedy: U.S.

Ingredients: toenail clippers and alcohol if infection is present
Instructions: Use nail clippers to cut a V-shape in the center of the ingrown nail. This will cause the toenail to grow in the
opposite direction toward the center and away from the outter toe region. Use the alcohol to sterilize the infection.NEVER CUT TOENAILS IN AN ANGLE TOWARDS THE OUTTER SUFACE OF TOES.

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2004
Time: 9:52 PM EST
Country of Remedy: Mexico
Name of Remedy: Ingrown toenail

Ingredients: nail clippers
Instructions: All you have to do is cut the ingrown nail in a v shape, the outsides of the nail will start to grow inside towards the V, and in a couple of days your nails will be back to normal. Its amazing but it actually works. TRY IT

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2004
Time: 3:10 AM EST
Email address: A. Madrigal
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Country of Remedy: U.S. of A.

Instructions: Using the tip of a file go underneath the nail and lift it up to sit ontop of the meat of the toe it hurts at first for a few seconds but OOOOOOOOHHHHH the relief after just a few seconds repeat once or twice daily for as long as it takes!
Remember you are training the NAILTrust me I avoided surgery and PAIN now I can walk around in any shoes instead of
just stealtoes for protection. My DR. said thats it, thats all you have to do. I did not believe a word he said but man oh man thank god I humored him....... Good luck

Date: Sunday, July 4, 2004
Time: 8:22 AM EST
email address:
Country of Remedy: US

Ingredients: Cotton Ball
Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol Nail Clippers
Instructions: Ok guys, this one is easy! Simply take a small piece of cotton, soak it in the rubbing alcohol and use the filing tool on your clippers to wedge the cotton under the edge of the toenail and skin. if the area is not infected yet, change daily. If the area is infected, you will have to squeeze the pus daily(uncomfortable, but saves on doctors bills) and change the dressing out twice a day.The alcohol should dry out the infection, while the cotton wedged in between the ingrown will help it grow out. Tips for prevention:Always cut toenails straight across, and leave 1/4 inch nail above where your nail starts to meet the skin.

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