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Ingrown toenail ouch

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minxthemanx Mon 13-Jun-16 20:20:36

Saw a podiatrist today as thought I had an ingrown toenail starting; had been bit sore for a few days. Now regretting it! She was very good and thorough, but has cut nails really short, and cut quite a way down the side of the dodgy one. God it's sore tonight! 'Bit red, don't think infected but clearly protesting at the harsh cutting. Anyone got any tips/had similar? Wonder if I should be putting something on to stop infection getting in?

flushingfreda Mon 13-Jun-16 22:47:27

I had the same three weeks ago mine was infected but once it was cut out the pain was so much better but still slightly sore. I was told to soak it in Epsom salts and warm water and it's fine now.

flushingfreda Mon 13-Jun-16 22:48:33

You will know if it becomes infected as it will leak pus.

minxthemanx Tue 14-Jun-16 06:39:25

Thanks for that, I'll soak it in Epsom salts .

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