You probably have an infection. Go to the podiatrist, you may need it lanced to relieve the pressure and then an antibiotic.Why do my toes have ingrown toenails?
To help prevent ingrown toenails, there are a number of things you can do that are easy and save you from future pain and discomfort.
Prevention of ingrown toe nails primarily involves having both sides of the toenail grow beyond the end of the toe itself so that the corners do not dig into skin. For people with soft nails that break easily, this can be difficult. However, if nails are kept away from an environment that is moist and warm, they have a better chance of hardening and growing away from the skin.
Trim the Right Way %26amp; Prevent Ingrown Toe Nails
The risk of ingrown toenails can be reduced by trimming your toenails straight across instead of rounding them off. Do not cut the corners of the toenails back or curve your nails to match the shape of the front of your toe.
The top of each nail should form a straight line across to make it level with the top of your toe. Let the nails grow outwards past the skin. If you trim your toe nails too short, the pressure from your shoes may encourage your nails to grow into the tissue. If you get pedicures at a salon, make sure they cut your nails the same way.
Be sure when you clip your toe nails that you are clipping them straight across. If possible, do file them instead of clipping, but when clipping do not clip down too far and be sure it is clipped in a straight line. If you continue to have pain you need to consult your doctor. He/she can provide you with further details and tips on how to avoid the painful ingrown nails, and if it is severe it could result in surgery.
Oh, it's aweful... I can't tell you why it happens, but I'm pretty sure it happens to almost everyone.
When I have one that hurts, I put ice on it... not just an icepack, but actually stick the corner of the ice on the ingrown nail.
What I would do if I were you would be to go to a salon... go to a little small-time shop where the owner of the shop does pedicures all day long. She will probably not charge much to snip the ingrown nail. You can see what she does and the tool she uses so you can go out, get the tool, and do it yourself in the future.
Good luck and I hope the ice gives you relief for tonight!
Oh I'm so sorry. Ingrown nails are so painful. You may have cut them too short especially in the corners. You will have to get treatment and/or have them removed. I'm not sure how long you have been treating them at home, but if it has been over a week and they are oozing the condition has gone too far. It will only get worse.
Go to a podiatrist and get them taken care of. You will feel immediate relief and the recovery period is very short.
Get well soon.
Sometimes there's just nothing you can do about it. If you inherit a certain type of toenail, or the way it sits on your toe it's going to give you problems. Now that it's fixed, take care of it, clean your feet well, keep your toenails clean and you should be fine!
i hear you ,i do the same thing only i soak them then put vicks on them and then put bandages on them,i have really thick toenails ,and they look bad after too but i just keep clipping away at them in hopes of getting better ,Good luck to you
It could be that you're cutting them too short, or you're cutting the edges kind of rounded instead of straight, so when it started to grow it goes under the skin.
Try putting a piece of floss between the nail and the skin to keep it from getting worse.
Ingrown toe nails can be painful and look nasty. Id recommend that you see a doctor. An alternative that you could do, or atleast try is to clip a V shape in the center of your toe. This will cause the sides to go in to replace the space in the V.
To give yourself some relief from the pain, take a small piece of a cotton ball and insert it between the toenail corner that is ingrown and your toe. This will help ease the pain while it grows out...
It means you are cutting them to far down in the corners. The skin grows over the nail, and becomes ingrown. You want to trim the nail straight across to avoid that in the future.
I think you need to see a doc. My dad had really bad toenails, still does. He says it's from cutting his toenails wrong all of his life. Regardless of whats causin it, you need to have that checked out.
You probably clipped them too short the last time you trimmed them and now they have grown to be ingrown. Go to a Podiatrist and have them removed.
It happens when you have really tight shoes, OR, you cut your toenails in an arch instead of straight across. I have them on both feet. I can't get rid of them. I might need surgery.
I was told that if you let your toe nails grow a little longer than you normally do that it will prevent ingrown toenails from happening.
If it stays like this after a while, you'll have to go to a podiatrist to get it taken care of.
It probably has to do with the way you clip them. Toenails actually shouldn't be clipped. They should be filed. If you clip them a certain way, they grow back weird.
Maybe you just have outgrown toes. If you need medical help, you probably won't find it over here in the entertainment section!
Ouch I know that feeling.
I went to the podiatrist and he made these side canals on my nails and now it doesn't happen anymore.
cutting your toenails too short. It's going to be painful but let them grow out. Get professional pedicures and/or go to a podiatrist.
over-tight shoes and clipping your nails too short.
In particular, the nail should not be clipped short at the sides, where they can get ';stuck'; in the skin.
because you cut the sides at an angle instead of straight across. I did the same thing and I finally, after a year, have fixed it! I hate them!
umm you should go to the doctors they can help you um maybe it runs in your family or maybe you wear tennis shoes too much
i know what you mean and it sucks
its hereditary (my mom has the same toes)
Try not cutting too deep, specially at the edges. Semi squre.
I dont know but those are a b..itch!
i know the feeling ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
want me to rub them?
Genetics, blame your Dad.
I think it's the way you trim it. look online at different ways to trim your nails to make them grow how you want.