Re: Ingrown Toe Nails

I am no doctor..But try this.. It sounds wierd.. My father had me do it when I was younger, and it works for me..

Take a fingernail file or a knife (if you are brave enough), and file or scrape the very top center of your toenail from base to tip right down the center and thin the nail out a good bit.. But dont do it too much becaus you dont want to go all the way through the nail or make it too weak. This will weaken the center of the nail and relieve some of the pain and discomfort.. This also somehoe causes the nail to grow straighter over time. Causing the nail to grow upward and outward (or flatter).

Also it is a little stange looking, but you should also cut a "V shaped" notch out of the center of the tip of the nail. This also has a similar effect and helps with correcting the nail after you have filed/scraped it..

I know it sounds wierd.. But after the second time I had to get needles in my toes and have them cut out.. This is a much less painful process.. And trust me.. If done correctly, it works...

Posted By Stormrider on June 24, 2005 at 13:04:50:

In Reply to: Ingrown Toe Nails posted by Kellie Elizabeth on July 11, 2003 at 09:50:03:


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