I had an ingrown toenail - near the top of my big toe. The nail had been cut out and was growing back but it wanted to grow back into the nail bed. I used dental floss to gently pull the nail up and then slid a doubled over piece of surgical tape behind the toenail - sticky sides were turned in together - I didn't want tape on the sensitive nail bed. I then taped over the nail to keep the surgical tape in place. I changed it every other day, washed the toe with warm water and soap, and within a week, the toe had healed and the nail was no longer ingrown. The dental floss was much easier to use than the toothpick and it didn't hurt as much.
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