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  • Juano July 31, 2008
    July 31, 2008

    This worked for me and others


    Put Vicks Vapr Rub on, under and around the ingrown toenail area, twice a day. Cover area with a band aid or something that wil keep the vapo rub on the area with out being rubbed off. Do this for a few weeks or untill the nail grows out. (Mine took 10 days).  One friend told me it took 8 weeks for her but she felt that it was better than having a doctor cut the nail out, and it was also a lot cheaper.


    The skin around the ingrown nail will turn white and fall away and the nail will grown past the area. The area will also start to heal and the pain, if any, will subside and will go away.

    • lolla38
      May 30, 2009
      May 30, 2009

      I have never tried this ! But I did put ''freezezone'' around the nail, then it turns white and a few days will be able to peel that skin off , and it seems to help, cause then the nail is not really touching the skin as much. But you have to keep this up a while. I haven't done it for a long time now, and my nail is again killing me. Maybe I'll try the Vicks..thanks...Lorrie....I'd appreciate more suggesions privately through my e-mail if

    • alicia
      October 21, 2010
      October 21, 2010

      I am trying it now!! Have had this ingrown pain for a year now!!

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  • tellor06 July 14, 2008
    July 14, 2008

    i've had 4 surgeries on ingrown toenails, two with both big toes. the reason i had to get surgeries though was because i picked at the pain and tried to dig the nail out, and it got infected. mostly what i would do is not mess with it, and cut a "v" in the middle of the toenail so that it has room to grow inwards. just don't pick at it. other than that there really isn't a cure but if you let it grow too much a minor 5-10 minute surgery doesn't hurt.

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