For the last week, I have had some discomfort from my thumb - that has now blossomed into full-blown pain. A few months back I smashed my thumb - the nail turned dark and part of the nail came off. It had since grown back and I thought all was well, until I started feeling some tenderness on the side of my thumb.
It's been killing me. It's all red now and I did a dumb thing, thinking I had a cut or sore under the nail, so I cut my nail as short as I could and that only caused it to be more painful. I now have a full blown, ingrown thumbnail. Ouch!
It's my left thumb and you don't realize how important your left thumb is. So I looked online and found some home treatment and will keep an eye on it, for infection. I feel it when I hold my coffee cup (I never knew I was a left-handed coffee cup holder before this)
I remember when I was a teenager I had 2 ingrown toenails and had to go to a podiatrist.