I have gotten an slight ingrown fingernail from biting it too short a few days ago. I know I should have used nail clippers. And today as the nail struggles to grow out straight I saw a drop of infectious puss from under finger nail, and my finger tip is slightly red. I have never had an infection from an ingrown finger nail.
So my question is how important is it to get treated. I have an appointment for the doc next Monday. Is that too long to wait? Should I make an emergency appointment. I was told if anything like this happened to my feet I should seek help asap. Is there anything I could apply like Neosporin in the mean time. Am I overreacting?
I know most of you aren't doctors but any advice would be helpful if you have had a similar experience how did you deal with it? Thanks