#1
After cutting my nails really short, the fingernail on my middle finger became ingrown, and I'm worried it could become infected. Is this something you see a doctor for, or is there a way I can treat it at home?
#3
don't try treating it yourself, i made that mistake with a toenail and it got infected real bad. just take it to a doctor.
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don't try treating it yourself, i made that mistake with a toenail and it got infected real bad. just take it to a doctor.


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#5
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herbie the best way is to probably cut it
Do you know what an ingrown fingernail is? It's grown to the side, under the skin, and is currently pushing outward on the side of my finger because it has actually grown that far.
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#6
Doctor.

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#7
Get some pliers and rip that son of a bitch right off!
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#10
Your options are:

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2. Amputation via chainsaw.

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#11
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I thought nails only grew forwards, so wouldn't it be the infected tissue around the nail is swelling instead?
#12
Soak your hand in hot water with a bit of baking or washing soda, then GET IN THERE with manicure scissors. Make sure you cut it off completely, so taht it falls out on its own. Often, you might leave it hanging by a little bit, and then tear it off, which leaves a sort of spike. This digs into the flesh as the nail grows, and begins to really hurt.

I've treated ingrown toenails this way. Never had an ingrown fingernail.

I don't recommend it. I'm just sayin' what I did.
#14
i had two ingrown big toenails and worked my magic on em and they were fine. you just have to be delicate and careful when you clip them
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Cut your finger off. It's the only way.


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A big knife is all you need! Don't worry, it'll grow back, just like the nail!
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#22
I get ingrown fingernails and toenails. The toenails,I know how to remove but my fingernails take care of them selves. Next time,file the edges of your nails
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#24
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don't try treating it yourself, i made that mistake with a toenail and it got infected real bad. just take it to a doctor.


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I had an ingrown toenail and too it to the Doctor. he cut it wrong and it became more infected so i took it to him again. He cut it again this time didnt use any pain meds to numb my toe and caused me a great deal of pain, more than the toe ever caused and it became infected yet again. I didnt go back 3 years later the whole problem has resolved itself.
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I had an ingrown toenail and too it to the Doctor. he cut it wrong and it became more infected so i took it to him again. He cut it again this time didnt use any pain meds to numb my toe and caused me a great deal of pain, more than the toe ever caused and it became infected yet again. I didnt go back 3 years later the whole problem has resolved itself.
Well, I guess I'll just have to hope my doctor isn't having crack-withdrawal spasms.