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This was filed in April last year and was granted last week: Ingrown toenail treatment method
A method for treating an ingrown toenail by providing a smooth surface on the lateral edge of the damaged/sharpened nail and isolating the lateral nail bed, i.e., the cuticle, from the sharpened nail, thereby aborting the cycle of mutual damage that occurs when in ingrown toenail causes inflammation under the toenail which in turn then further dissolves the nail edge, which in turn then causes further inflammation. By ceasing this cycle, the sufferer of the ingrown toenail feels immediate pain relief while the toenail heals itself by means of isolation of the cuticle from the sharpened portion of the nail
A method for treating an ingrown toenail comprising soaking a toe suffering from an ingrown toenail in water for a sufficient amount of time to soften said toe; cleaning said toe with a cleaning agent; thoroughly rinsing said toe with clean water after said cleaning; drying said toe after said rinsing; soaking an anti-microbial substance onto an absorbent means; applying said anti-microbial substance-soaked absorbent means through the use of a guiding means to said toe, applying said anti-microbial substance over the entirety of said toe; gently pushing the damaged portion of said ingrown toenail outward with a pushing means; applying a bonding means to cover the affected area of said toe, coating the underneath and side of said ingrown toenail; allowing said bonding means to dry; continuing to wash said toenail daily and applying said anti-microbial substance until said toenail has grown to a sufficient length to be clipped off and discarded; re-applying said bonding agent as needed until said ingrown toenail has grown, been clipped and discarded.
You might end up in court if you treat an ingrown nail that way
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