Big toenails won't grow!
Late last year both my big toenails stopped growing, thickened, and the skin at the base went red and was quite sore. I went to the doctor who said it was a bacterial infection (and was interested that my big toenails apparently had no cuticle), and prescribed an antibiotic ointment. After I used this, the pain and redness went away, and the toenails grew again for about 2 months (about 4mm), with a big ridge between the old, thickened nail and the new pink nail.
But since then, they seem not to have grown at all. I went to another doctor and she said they were fine, and it could take 18 months for them to grow out, but I can tell nothing's happening! Is there anything else I should do? I try to keep them 'well aired', but I get cramps if my feet get cold, so I really need to wear socks/slippers all the time. But I'd like them to stop looking so bizarre before summer and sandals arrive!