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Nerve pain on the upper leg due to a nail growing upon another toe nail. Remedy?

Hi, I have been having a problem with my middle toe on right foot for about a year now it looks like I have one nail growing on top of anouther the nail underneath is digging in to my flesh and causing constant nerve pain up my right leg.I have removed the nail on many occassions but problem still exsists.any advice please kell
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Ingrowing nails can be very painfull and sometimes can lead to infections of the toe called paronychia which can aggravate the pain..Please dont try to remove the nail on your own.I would suggest you consult a surgeon to get the ingrowing nail removed under aseptic conditions with antibiotic coverage.
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