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You are suffering from Ingrown Toenail
. It occurs when the edge of the nail grows down and into the skin of the toe. There may be pain, redness
, and swelling around the nail. It can be caused by poorly fitting shoes and toenails that are not trimmed properly. You ca treat it at home if it is mild, like, Soak the foot in warm water 3 to 4 times a day if possible. Keep the toe dry, otherwise. Gently massage
over it and gently place a small piece of cotton under, you can wet it with a antiseptic or water. When trimming your toenails, briefly soak the foot in warm water to soften the nail, Use a clean, sharp trimmer, Trim straight across the top. Do not trim too short. Do not try to cut the ingrown portion of the nail, This may aggravate the problem. Avoid wearing shoes and use sandals instead, until the pain and swelling subside. If this is not helping, you should be seeing a surgeon, who may excise the nail.