Ok I have been dealing with an ingrown toe nail that has had me up nights. I stubbed the toe right on the ingrown part two days ago and nearly blacked out from the pain. (Ok that’s a little over exaggerated but you get the point)
Anyway I went to my internist when the toe was not totally infected and he gave me antibiotics and some pain meds and sent me on my way… Now two weeks later the nail is growing again - did I mention I initially tried digging the nail out last week? - and it is beginning to hurt again. The area is not as red anymore (due to the anitibiotics) but the swelling is coming back on a minimal scale. Should I break down and just go to the podiatrist? Or is there a safe method for me to do this on my own?
Anecdotes would be helpful…
Oh yeah and what ever you do don’t do a google image search of ingrown toe nails … Yuck… You’ve been warned.