If home remedies are ineffective, your doctor may suggest a few other options to ease your discomfort. These options include:
the nail and placing a piece of cotton, splinter or dental floss to
separate the nail from the skin. Your doctor will perform this procedure
and ask you to change the material regularly at home. This procedure is
done for slightly ingrown nail with no pus.
removing the ingrown portion of the nail. Your doctor may numb your toe
so that the procedure is as painless as possible. It is done for a more
severe ingrown nail with pus.
of the portion of the nail along with the underlying tissue if the
problem occurs repeatedly on the same toenail. Your doctor may use
chemicals, a laser or other methods to carry out this procedure.
System antibiotics if nail bed is painful and infected.
Apart from the procedure that will be carried out on your toe nail, your doctor may also suggest you to wear open-toe sandals.