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I get ingrown toenails every now and then (on my big toes) and if it becomes really painful I go to the chiropodist to get it cut out. he told me that some people can keep getting ingrown toe nails and its just down to the feet. If it is really bad I would reccommend going to the chiropodist. Also make sure she cuts her toenails straight - it can be hard (i have trouble) but if they slope into the edges then this can cause them to go ingrown. Hope it gets better for her.
Thanks Hermit that sounds good, have made he soak in water and clean the edges where the skin has broken, also told her to role the edges of the skin with her thumbs to try and spread it out but she doesn't do hardly any of this, slat may do the trick.
Cheers both, failing that the chiropodist will be getting a call as the doctor just said "Don't worry it will sort itself out" GIMP
if you can, stuff a tiny piece of cotton wool or lint under the nail and down the side as far as you can before it gets painful. use a cocktail stick. leave it there. this will act a bit like a garden trellis ' training' the nail to grow up and out rather than down and in.
if you break the skin at all or are worreid about infection soak the lint in tcp first.