11-15-2009, 09:22 PM
Prevention is better than cure tho. The best tip for preventing ingrown toenails is: trim your nails straight across the top; NOT in a rounded shape. In addition, avoid wearing shoes or socks that squeeze your toes together. You can always use an emery board to smooth off the edges, but make sure that you don't cut your toenails too short, and try to go barefoot occasionally to allow your feet to breathe.