Ingrown Toenails - Effective Treatment

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Published: February 20

I have been taking my son to a podiatrist every 6 to 9 months to trim his big toe nails. He has ingrown toenails. She said it is hereditary. There is nothing we can do to prevent it and every so often it will grow into his skin and hurt. I do keep his toes moisturized and nails trimmed, and buy shoes with a roomy toe box. He is now 9 and we started taking him at 5. He tells me when it hurts and I bring him in for a trim. I tell him to think of it as similar to going to the dentist. It is something he will always have to do twice a year his whole life to take care of himself..

Published: November 04

I had in growing nails on both big toes back in the mid-fifties. They were removed twice, and left to grow back. The third time they were removed, the nail bed on one toe was manipulated, and the flesh on the other toe was cut away on the side. This did work after a fashion. Over the years, the nails became deformed and with a fungal infection that has lasted for years. Yesterday, I have had my nails removed. I hope that I will now be able to ware open-toed sandals, or even flip flops without embarrassing nails. .