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10 Home Remedies for Ingrown Toenails


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Don't Play Surgeon
Don't attempt to fix that ingrown nail with your bathroom tools, as there is a high risk of infection.
Don't attempt to fix that ingrown nail with your bathroom tools, as there is a high risk of infection.
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You're not helping matters by performing bathroom surgery on your toe. You risk giving yourself an infection, since the implements in your medicine cabinet are probably chock full of bacteria and who knows what else. And if the nail has grown in deeply, your skin may already be infected. So see a podiatrist.


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