I have an ingrown toenail and it is hard and

Patient : I have an ingrown toenail and it is hard and purple around the area pic provided well I can't cut the skin or go to a doctor so how can I get it out and get rid of it
Doctor :   Hi. Thanks for your query. The picture does not correlate with the problems you have. Ingrown toe nail with hared purple skin indicates a chronic nature of the problem. You say that you can not cut the skin or go to the Doctor. Your question is how to get rid of the problem: You can use the nail-file and file-up the mid portion of the nail in such a way that it is thinned in the middle only. See with time the sides of the nails will be automatically lifted -off the mass and you may get a relief. If this fails go for a formal surgery.

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