Ingroeiende teen nagel, ingrown toenail IGT
A NON-DANGEROUS MEDICAL PROBLEM, BUT VERY MUCH BOTHERING, IF YOU GOT THIS!!Ingrown toenail
On of my students -Ada-told me that she heard from a patient a solution which straight away brought relief.I tried it [and remembered vaguely about reading about this somewhere a long time ago] and amazingly........one or two days later I could walk normally and every symptom of the IGT had gone.A 2-3 months passed now -and baruch ha-shem-no recurrence.
Solution: cut out in the center[middle] of the nail [at the end of the nail] a small "V" , even a very tiny "V" may be enough.
This was even possible with a very sensitive nail.Of course after this "happening" I went back to my old surgery books and searched and searched and nobody seemed to suggest this solution.Then I found in a book I bought many years ago in Israel and which is considered to be a very authoritative standard text book:Principles of ambulatory medicine[second edition :1986] [Barker,Burton,Zieve] the following about ingrown toenails:I quote: "There is a popular misconception among many people that cutting a "V" in the center of a toenail will cause the lateral borders to grow toward the center, thereby relieving the ingrown condition.This belief has no basis in fact.........."and the text carries on. No commentary necessary.
Let me know if it works for you ,if ever needed.
We never learned this during our whole surgery study.