Ingrown toenails are no fun.

Warning: Do not continue reading this post if you’re squeamish.

Two days ago in the morning, I woke up to a sore toe. When I looked at it, its lateral nail fold (I lack a better term, sorry) was reddish due to inflammation.

For a start, I cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol and put one of those cellulose swabs (look it up if you don’t know what I’m referring to) around it, making sure not to irritate it too much.

When I looked at it a few hours later, I noticed pus oozing out of the site. Not a good sign! Therefore, I carefully cleaned it with alcohol again and took another clean cellulose swab. The pain thankfully started to subside as time went by, but to be on the safe side, I smeared some antibiotic ointment on it and by the next day, thankfully, the pain disappeared completely.

Let me know how you feel about ingrown nails in the comments below, I’m curious about your experiences!





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