Kathleen Neuhoff, DPM
1, Soak your sore toe in warm water mixed in epson salt for 15 minutes 2 to 3 times each day.
2, Wedge cotton ball, under the ingrown corner of your nail to help lift the nail off of the skin as it grows out.
3, Apply topical antibiotic, such as polysporin, to the affected area and wear a loose fiting, clean sock.
Avoid digging into the toe. Ingrown toenails easily become infected.
Wear soft, loose, comfortable shoes or sandals to avoid pressure on your toe.
frequently leads to worse infections and need for extensive work.
Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM