Ive had my share of ingrown toenails and let me just say...IT SUCKS! I am a registered male nurse and have experienced ingrown toenails enough to come up with a less painful solution. Start by cleaning the nail with some alcohol or alcohol wipes. Next, take a pair of nail clippers and gently clip the area where the toe is growing into your skin and remove it. (YOU WILL EXPERIENCE PAIN, BUT HEY, NO PAIN NO GAIN). Next, apply some hydrogen peroxide followed by a little dab of betadine. Then, apply some neospoein or any other antibiotic ointment. There is another step to this remedy but it is optional; although i believe it is a neccessary step in this particular scenario. After applying the antibiotic ointment, take an amoxicicilin pill and remove one side of the capsule, exposing the powdery substance inside. Apply the amoxicilin powder on top of the ointment and around the inflamed area of the toe. Doing this keeps the wound dry and will the lessen the amount of moisture in and around the ingrown part of the toe. No moisture = no bacteria to enter the wound. Finish up by dressing the wound with a breathable, adhesive band-aid and change the dressing every moring and night. Recovery and comfort follows shortly after. Hope this helps!! :) P.S. If you tried this remedy, pls comment wether it be good or bad. I just wanna help as best i can.
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