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I pulled off my toenail and now it hurts like hell. is it ingrown? watch

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    I had a bit of my toenail that was longer than the rest so I picked it off... it bled and then scabbed over... I just picked it all and it REALLY hurts... its dead red and swollen and there was pus coming out of it!! Its just like in the top corner of my nail... and I can't walk very easily on it...

    Is it ingrown??
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    oh :eek:.....ask onearmedbandit. feel better :hugs:
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    http://www.foot.com/info/cond_ingrown_toenails.jsp that might help.
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    It looks just like that one on the page...

    http://www.foot.com/images/illustrat...n_toenails.jpg
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    Oh I did that once. Bung a lot of antiseptic cream on it, wrap the toe in a plaster and it'll be fine in a couple of weeks.
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    (Original post by pikaboo)
    Oh I did that once. Bung a lot of antiseptic cream on it, wrap the toe in a plaster and it'll be fine in a couple of weeks.
    Dont forget to swear! We all must swear when applying anti-spetic cream! Tis the law . . .
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    (Original post by deej2)
    Dont forget to swear! We all must swear when applying anti-spetic cream! Tis the law . . .
    Hehe... I've JUST sworn now because I banged it!! :mad:

    OWWWWW!! :bawling:
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    (Original post by SW)
    Hehe... I've JUST sworn now because I banged it!! :mad:

    OWWWWW!! :bawling:
    Don't complain. I lost my big toenail on my right foot because of that and now it looks really ugly. One of my exes kept telling me how ugly my feet were because of it. :bawling:
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    (Original post by SamTheMan)
    Don't complain. I lost my big toenail on my right foot because of that and now it looks really ugly. One of my exes kept telling me how ugly my feet were because of it. :bawling:
    no bodies perfect, you should pick something up about her and call her in the middle of the night "EWWWWW YOUR FACE"
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    Sounds like one to me. Why did you pick it? Silly girl :rolleyes:
    OK, this is going to hurt BUT get something clean and thin and run it down the side of the toenail to seperate it from the toe. Otherwise it'll go further in and you'll have to have an operation to get it out. Do it every day until the swelling goes down.







    *shudders* I can't believe I'm posting on a feet thread - I HATE feet... SW this is an indication of my love for you :love:
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    Looks like disaster's afoot.
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    (Original post by SB)
    Sounds like one to me. Why did you pick it? Silly girl :rolleyes:
    OK, this is going to hurt BUT get something clean and thin and run it down the side of the toenail to seperate it from the toe. Otherwise it'll go further in and you'll have to have an operation to get it out. Do it every day until the swelling goes down.







    *shudders* I can't believe I'm posting on a feet thread - I HATE feet... SW this is an indication of my love for you :love:
    OWWW!! :bawling:

    But but but... OWWW!!

    *doesnt do it*
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    (Original post by Miles)
    Looks like disaster's afoot.
    Oh... bugger off you, with your bad puns...

    Go spy on the LGBT thread, where you belong!! :ninja:
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    (Original post by Markus)
    no bodies perfect, you should pick something up about her and call her in the middle of the night "EWWWWW YOUR FACE"
    lol. That's pretty good advice!
    But unfortunately, it's hard to disagree with anyone when they do say it's ugly...because it is!
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    (Original post by SW)
    OWWW!! :bawling:

    But but but... OWWW!!

    *doesnt do it*
    OK, but don't say I didn't warn you when they're CUTTING OFF YOUR FOOT with a BIG RUSTY KNIFE :eek:

    No, really, do it. Otherwise it'll grow further into your toe and you'll never be able to get it out.
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    (Original post by SW)
    I had a bit of my toenail that was longer than the rest so I picked it off... it bled and then scabbed over... I just picked it all and it REALLY hurts... its dead red and swollen and there was pus coming out of it!! Its just like in the top corner of my nail... and I can't walk very easily on it...

    Is it ingrown??
    oh god... I didn't read this completely. Yuck. Yes that's an ingrown toenail alright. If it's gone septic, go see a foot specialist because it might worsen and worsen. Until then, you might be tempted to cut the part of the nail that's stuck in but if you don't know what you're doing, you'll only making it worse by creating another sharp edge which will enter the skin of your toe.

    You might want to put some antiseptic cream and try to move the sharp edge of the nail away from the skin and see if things improve with time but don't wait too long or you might lose a big part of your nail or the whole thing (like me :bawling: )
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    (Original post by SB)
    OK, but don't say I didn't warn you when they're CUTTING OFF YOUR FOOT with a BIG RUSTY KNIFE :eek:

    No, really, do it. Otherwise it'll grow further into your toe and you'll never be able to get it out.
    *reads first line*

    *screams like a girl*

    *runs round in circles*

    AAAAAARRRRHHHH!!!!!!! :eek:

    *cuts off toe*

    *calms down*
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    It could be an ingrowing nail - sounds like one to me.

    I've had them on both big toes, and they're not a lot of fun! Go to the docs (mention the puss, and hopefully you'll get some antibiotics to help) as soon as poss - you really dont want it to drag out.. Oh, i recommend following the advice of others and pack it (cotton wool etc will do) to separate the nail from the flesh - yeah, it'll feel uncomfortable, but it really will help if its an ingrowing nail...
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    (Original post by SamTheMan)
    Don't complain. I lost my big toenail on my right foot because of that and now it looks really ugly. One of my exes kept telling me how ugly my feet were because of it. :bawling:
    Sheesh, it's actually better to have the nails out because then you don't have to cut them

    I only have 7 toenails - had 3 removed when I was younger. Still got trouble with one of my big toes but it's not too bad if I cut a bit of nail out myself every now and again. DIY nail surgery is the way to go

    Hot water with a bit of salt dissolved in it is very good for bathing ingrown toenails - softens it all up and keeps it clean.
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    When that happened to me I squeezed all the pus out of it, cleaned it up and put a big plaster on it. The pus is toxins and bad for you - if you left it on your skin you would get a rash. Better out that in!
 
 
 
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