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How to remove an ingrown toe nail?

mine's beginning to start but it's not hurting when i walk but it's forming a red bubble and my cousin says dig it out before it breaks through skin any ideas to remove it gently and not painful?

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mama2010B

Asked by mama2010B at 12:09 PM on Jun. 26, 2011 in Health

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  • You might put a piece of cotton under it to keep it from growing under the skin any longer, if you can. It will help keep it lifted until it grows longer. File your nails from now on, instead of clipping, if you are prone to this problem. Other than these ideas you really should go to a doctor. GL
    whitepeppers

    Answer by whitepeppers at 12:26 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • soak your feet in warm water and epsom salt.. for pry 30 mins or till your toe nail is soft then take your clipers and it should come right out!
    JoyLovesYouExOh

    Answer by JoyLovesYouExOh at 12:32 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • Cut a "V" shape in the middle of your toenail. Each side of your nail will naturally grow back towards each other to close the V, thus pulling the ingrown edge out and up. It takes a couple days but it works!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

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