Help after ingrown toenail surgery ?
I had ingrown toenail surgery in November 2014. Worst decision I ever made, I have had recurrent pain and infections ever since, and still have to cut the nail out every month even though he claimed he chemically cauterized it. I have been treatung it myself since the initial surgery was so painful and a can't afford another multi hundred dollar visit to the podiatrist (that was after insurance, currently I have no insurance). This latest infection has been going on over a week and I can't seem to curb the pain. After salt soaks and ointment didn't work, I added drawing salve, which is helping I can see it pulling infection out, but now I'm noticing a ton of granulated tissue that is getting more painful. This whole experience has led me to a hate and fear of podiatrists and I can't afford another visit. I would love some options that I can try myself. It's getting painful to walk and that's not an option, I'm a CNA. Pear help!
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