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Daughter had flies eggs in her ingrowing toenail
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Loveatthefiveanddime · 04/06/2022 20:34

That's it. She is 18 and has refused to have the toenails dealt with properly. They have been persistent for a couple of years on her big toes - both sides. Frequently they bled and we have been on and on at her, as they usually look foul.
Anyway, today she saw some little white grains on the toes and after taking a pic to blow the image up, we could see they were flies eggs!! I cannot get over the image in my mind.
I scraped them off and we soaked her feet in water with disinfectant. I can't help worrying that I didn't get them all out.
Obviously she is now going to go to the Dr about them.

Is this too grim a picture for Sporners corner?

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AskingforaBaskin · 04/06/2022 23:14

VaccineSticker · 04/06/2022 23:13

It’s Possibly the grossest thing I’ve ever read on mumsnet. You are being very neglectful for not taking her to the doc sooner.
sorry I can’t sugarcoat this in anyway shape or form. In fact I feel like I’m about to throw up.

The daughter is 18. An adult. The OP can not force medical care on her or may not have even be privy to the extent of the issue

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UrsulaBursula · 04/06/2022 23:15

It’s not real without a picture 🙄

come on, you know the rules

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Easilystartled · 04/06/2022 23:16

Why did I just Google.
My eyes! 😳🤮

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Loveatthefiveanddime · 04/06/2022 23:17

Here you go - I started watching the TV and forgot.
For how it happened, I read today that a house fly can lay its eggs in seconds. She said as she was revising that a fly landed on her toe and she had to really push to get it off. That was early afternoon. At around 5 she saw the eggs - not larvae yet.

Daughter had flies eggs in her ingrowing toenail
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Loveatthefiveanddime · 04/06/2022 23:18

I was rather hoping that this would only be limited to the sporners rather than the mainstream mumsnet community.

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VaccineSticker · 04/06/2022 23:19

AskingforaBaskin · 04/06/2022 23:14

The daughter is 18. An adult. The OP can not force medical care on her or may not have even be privy to the extent of the issue

She said it started two years ago so she was 16 so a child.
As a mother regardless if she was 8 or 18, if your child is wishfully neglecting their health, it is your duty to get them help.

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MrsPelligrinoPetrichor · 04/06/2022 23:20

Eek,that needs seeing to asap!! Soak in a bowl of salt water in the meantime.

Is she diabetic?

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Cherrysoup · 04/06/2022 23:20

Jeez! Fierce water pressure will get rid, but how did this happen?! She needs to smother the nail in Vaseline/other barrier cream plus a sock, so nothing can get near.

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70isaLimitNotaTarget · 04/06/2022 23:23

VaccineSticker · 04/06/2022 23:13

It’s Possibly the grossest thing I’ve ever read on mumsnet. You are being very neglectful for not taking her to the doc sooner.
sorry I can’t sugarcoat this in anyway shape or form. In fact I feel like I’m about to throw up.

The daughter is 18 and refused for a couple of years
If the are under 18 and Gillick Competent the OP cannot force her !

It's not neglect , there is consent and the very real issue of abuse of given consent .

Anyhow , I don;t think theres a photo , or if there is it'll be one plucked off T'InterWeb

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wildthingsinthenight · 04/06/2022 23:23

Ooh no that is bad.
How often is she washing?? Those wounds do not look as if they have seen a shower or bath for a good while.
How does she wear shoes? Or walk??

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AskingforaBaskin · 04/06/2022 23:23

VaccineSticker · 04/06/2022 23:19

She said it started two years ago so she was 16 so a child.
As a mother regardless if she was 8 or 18, if your child is wishfully neglecting their health, it is your duty to get them help.

A 16 year old is able to make medical decisions.
You can't help someone who doesn't want it. Not without a court and I doubt OPs daughter is anywhere near that stage.

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Livelovebehappy · 04/06/2022 23:23

I would absolutely freak out big time if I had maggots on my toe. They can burrow under skin too, so I would be worried about having a pocket of maggots. Soak it in hot salty water. I feel queasy at the sight of it. 😧

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VaccineSticker · 04/06/2022 23:24

Toe is infected and swollen. She requires urgent help. Can’t believe how relaxed you are about it. You realise she could end up with septicaemia? Lose her toe/foot/limb?

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Loveatthefiveanddime · 04/06/2022 23:24

Cherrysoup · 04/06/2022 23:20

Jeez! Fierce water pressure will get rid, but how did this happen?! She needs to smother the nail in Vaseline/other barrier cream plus a sock, so nothing can get near.

Didn't think of vaseline, I think my instinct was to let it dry.

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SleepSleepRaveAsleep · 04/06/2022 23:25

Wowzer that's grim! That looks so sore too, how has she not sought help, it must be painful even before the flies joined the party!

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WeAreBob · 04/06/2022 23:26

You need to step in. She's neglected herself to the point where she has a fly infestation on her personal. Her tow two swollen, the skin around her nail is black and looks rotting. She needs help.

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Plumplumplum · 04/06/2022 23:28

AskingforaBaskin · 04/06/2022 23:14

The daughter is 18. An adult. The OP can not force medical care on her or may not have even be privy to the extent of the issue

She said she’s had Ingrowing toenails for years.

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tumpymummy · 04/06/2022 23:29

🤮 Toe needs to be treated! There's no point going to the GP, they wont treat an ingrown toenail. We tried recently with my DD17. She didnt have flies eggs but extra tissue growing. She had left it to get worse too. GP told us we had to go to a podiatrist. Luckily there is one near us who were able to treat it that week. It did cost £335 but that included several follow up appointments and all dressings. Toe is all sorted now. I wish I'd made DD get it treated sooner, then it would've have got so bad, and wouldn't have cost so much to treat.

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70isaLimitNotaTarget · 04/06/2022 23:29

Anyhow , I don;t think theres a photo , or if there is it'll be one plucked off T'InterWeb

Call me a liar there's a photo !

She's got a good old scabby looking escar there and underneath that will be the hypergranulation and the nail spikes .


Just use salted water ( boil it , good spoon of table salt , dissolve and cool till warm) No creams etc, you don't want the skin getting boggy .
The salt will be strong enough to kill them.


And yes , she needs that properly looked at She will be mightily relieved once she has

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AskingforaBaskin · 04/06/2022 23:31

Plumplumplum · 04/06/2022 23:28

She said she’s had Ingrowing toenails for years.

And?

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Plumplumplum · 04/06/2022 23:31

Cherrysoup · 04/06/2022 23:20

Jeez! Fierce water pressure will get rid, but how did this happen?! She needs to smother the nail in Vaseline/other barrier cream plus a sock, so nothing can get near.

OUCH!!! That would really really hurt. Be unbearable I expect.
OP get this sorted ASAP PLEASE! Do not take no for an answer. Looks like she’s gonna end up losing the toe if she carries on for more years like this. Come on, fix up and sort this out for your daughter

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WishILivedInThrushGreen · 04/06/2022 23:32

The toe might need some surgical support, especially if this rot has embedded.

Two years, you say?!

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Plumplumplum · 04/06/2022 23:33

AskingforaBaskin · 04/06/2022 23:31

And?

Well (and I’m no mathematical genius but bear with me here…) anything below 18 is 17,16,15,14 and so on. Meaning she was a child before the age of 18. 🙃

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AskingforaBaskin · 04/06/2022 23:34

Plumplumplum · 04/06/2022 23:33

Well (and I’m no mathematical genius but bear with me here…) anything below 18 is 17,16,15,14 and so on. Meaning she was a child before the age of 18. 🙃

And bare with me here... you can't force medical care on someone who is competent. It's a little illegal


A Dr would not do it.

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HopingForMyRainbowBaby · 04/06/2022 23:34

None of his other 'carers' had done anything about it. We aren't allowed that's why!

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