Hi, I have a really painful and infected ingrowing toenail on my right big toe and I have been to see a chiropodist and he cut the nail out for me (with no paint relief and it was really really painful). After seeing the chiropodist it was still very painful therefore I went to my GP and they gave me antibiotics however my toe still does not seem to be getting any better. To make matters worse my big toe on my left foot now also looks like it is starting to swell and redden and it is very painful I really don’t know what to do and have a three month old baby so I am on my feel a lot! I understand you can have a procedure done on the NHS to get it fully removed and cut out however they have to inject your toe and I am really bad with needles I have a terrible fear and also I know someone who has had it done and they still get the problem, I don’t want to go through all that pain to just still get an ingrown toenail. I have also been soaking my feet in warm salt water to soften the skin.
Excuse the picture I haven’t been able to do my nails as it’s so painful haha.