When ingrowing toenails start they need immediate attention to stop them turning into horror stories. Left to fester they will become, sore, swollen and very inflamed. Ignore them well enough and the nail will become really horrid.
Do avoid all the above by cutting the toenail straight across and never digging down the sides. If an ingrowing toenail does start, make an appointment to see a podiatrist. Often a small operation is needed, under local anaesthetic, to remove the ingrowing portion of nail and a chemical is applied that should prevent regrowth of that section of the toenail. Nail Surgery Info.