What Should I Do About My Ingrown Toenails?
Some doctors suggest home remedies for mild ingrown toenails, including soaking your feet or trying to lift the ingrown edge of the nail with a piece of cotton or dental floss. While these strategies can work in some circumstances, we do not recommend them. If they fail, it will only mean more pain and a greater risk of infection. And even if they succeed, they are likely to return.
By contrast, an ingrown toenail removal can usually be performed as a same-day in-office procedure—no need to re-appoint—and provides safe, fast, and permanent relief. This is a much better option for most patients, especially children.