This always works for us within 2 days.
- Soak your feet. Do this for 10 to 20 minutes, two or three times a day, in warm water to reduce swelling and relieves tenderness. You can add some salt to help soften toenails and as an anti-bacterial soak.
- Then, after the foot soak, while your toe nails are soft... Place cotton or dental floss under your toenail. Put fresh bits of cotton or waxed dental floss under the ingrown edge after each soaking. This will help the nail eventually grow above the skin edge. Change the cotton or the floss daily until the pain and redness subside. We also recommend putting some tea tree oil on the cotton ball or floss before you place it under you toenail - to rid any germs or infection.
This works for everyone I know who has tried it. Dr Oz also recommends this method.