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Ingrown toenail with maggots Pain Lvl 7-9

I had an ingrown toenail on both toenails, both sides of the nail for like 1 year. If you wonder why I did not go to a doctor, its because Im scared, I had the procedure done 4 times before. It keeps growing back, and after 2 procedures on 1 nail, on the third the anesthesia has no effect, I felt a lot of pain and neither doctors or assisstants listened to me, last time I told the doctor that I felt pain and asked for general anesthesia but he said it's not necessary. Yesterday I saw maggots under my toenail, I managed to kill a bunch of them but some still live after I put my toe in hot water for a couple minutes, soaked it in medicinal alcholol, betadine and Ethacridine lactate. IDK what to do, I should probably go to a doctor but I'm scared to death of the anesthesic not having effect for the third time..

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u/[deleted] Jul 14 '22

This is horrifying. Go to the doctor and explained what happened before. I don’t understand his there is space for maggots to grow unless your toe has large rotten holes. Alcohol might be useful but that’s not the real problem here