Causes are different: improperly trimmed nails, tight shoes, etc. It turns out so that the nail forms a small wound in a place where there is no skin and occurs naturally infected. The nail may have to grow properly or to be cut, but the wound will still fester. How could treat ingrown nail if you do not want to go to a surgeon? For a start it is desirable to catch this moment still in early and treat the affected area with iodine or alcohol.
It is possible that early on you can handle and that. You can hover your finger in water with salt water and soda, then treat your finger and apply a compress with ointment . To some, this method may help, but personally I did not progress. Much stronger and helped me to iodine powder xeroform (heals in a couple of days, though I have diabetes) I have tried and folk methods, the result was not, although it does not mean that they are not working. ‘What a good Russian, the Germans ‘ as a method of treatment may be appropriate to me and does not apply to you.
It happens that this problem occurs in diabetics. (As in my case) I would note that for diabetics better the correct surgical approach, so if you see that you do not help do not be afraid to seek assistance to surgeons. Just do not forget to remind that you have diabetes. Contraindicated in this case no need just a slightly different approach, so do not be afraid to go for surgery if you do not help! Personally, I have such a major problem for the past 2 years, but I found how to fight it.