Ingrown toenail (hypergranulation tissue)
My big left toe has had a ingrown toenail for quite some time now, but it was nothing serious. There has been no bleeding, bad smell, pus, or discolorment. What happened recently was that I had stubbed my toe and it started to bleed by the nail plate (I am not sure on technical terms) Couple days later I found a extra amount of skin that was red in the area between the nail plate and the sulcus. It isnt a big amount of skin but it's red and hurts when I touch it. I did some research and found that it was a hypergranulation tissue from a overreaction to the foot stub I guess.
Now my question is, is there anyway to make this extra tissue go away without surgery? I am not sure if it is infected or not but the extra skin tissue if really bothering me when I walk. I can provide pictures if that helps but this forum doesn't allow it. And is it ture that it can never heal? Should I try putting my toe in salt water or placing a cotton ball under there the nail touches the skin? I really do not want to go to a doctor cause my school schedule simply doesn't have time for it, but if there is no other choice then I guess that is what I must do.
Any help would be great.
Last edited by akari115; 10-12-2006 at 03:39 PM.