"Grazie" said:Kat, sorry to hear about your ingrown nail. Doctor you will need, you really do not want to risk an infection, and antibiotic will make sure of that. In the mean time if you can get a hold of some epsom salt to soak your inflammed toe in that would help a bit and dry thoroughly, and for the mean time avoid closed toe shoes. You do not want to aggravate your toe before seeing a doctor.
And for future use, invest in a very good pedicurist who knows how to remove ingrown nails and do it regularly.As a high heels only kindda of gal, I've had operations done just to have them removed - painful and expensive, so if you take care of them now, you avoid the surgery later.