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Posted by Murph on August 16, 2000 at 18:02:48:

In Reply to: Re: ingrown toe nails posted by Darwin on August 15, 2000 at 23:16:00:

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: : : What should I do....the toe nails on my big toes grow down in on the outside corners of both toes.
: : : Instead of the nail coming up over the skin like it should, its the other way around. The skin cups up over the toe nail and the nail grows into it and down into the corner.
: : : They are very painful. I can usually get them dug out enough to stand it for awhile but haven't been able to this time.

: : Darwin, It's time for a little surgery. I had this done in my doctors office about seven years ago. It took about 20 mins and I never had the problem again. It's painfull for a few day's (your doctor will put you on pain medication) but it's well worth it!!! Good Luck from an x digger :-)

: Hi! Thanks for your response. What exactly did they do to you. Dig they dig them out ? What kept them from growing back down in there?
: Or did they change the shape of the end of your toe so there wasnt a cupeed place for it to grow into? Please explain. And did it really hurt?Thank you very much for your help>

Darwin, I really didn't want to get into this, but okay this is what happens... The doctor has to get to the root of the ingrown nail, so he or she will give you an injection that will numb the area. At that point the doctor will remove the side of the the nail (and root) that is growing into the skin.. Yes it is painful :-( but your doctor will prescribe a pain medication for you :-)
Darwin, as I said before, it's works and I have been pain free for about seven years now. In fact I will be having the toe on my other foot done this fall. So Good Luck to you.. Keep me posted :-)

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