If the nail is very painful Back Pain Sos taking a pain killer or NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, will be helpful. It is always advisable to consult the concerned physician for a treatment with an antibiotic drug to arrest any infection. In severe cases of ingrown fingernail complete or partial nail removal is advised.
An ingrown fingernail is a condition where the nail grows into the peripheral nail bed. The peripheral soft tissues or the paronychium gets inflamed and becomes painful due to the inward growth of the nail and leads to pain. The inflammation further leads to hyper granulation of the tissues and this makes the nail bury into the swollen nail bed. The inflammation can occur on a single side or can even be on both the sides of a finger.
It is very easy to identify an ingrown fingernail, the later sides of the skin folding over the nail gives the finger a rounded look. Besides, the nail and the surrounding bed are extremely painful to touch too.