Andrea - posted on 04/28/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
Our 6 week old has ingrown nails on the top edge of both his big toes...one appears to be infected (is oozing pus), the other just red and swollen at this point. I am planning on calling our pediatrician about it tomorrow, but wondering if any moms out there have had this issue with their newborn and what course(s) of action were recommended/treatment was given. He's so little, and everything I've read talks about correct fitting shoes, how to trim the nails, putting cotton under the nail, etc., but none of what I've read applies to a newborn with nails you can barely see, much less trim or anything else! We've been soaking his toes in the bath and trying to massage the tissue away from the nail edge every day, and have also been avoiding even putting socks on his feet to reduce the pressure on his toes. Appreciate any feedback anyone may have. Thanks!