The Living Force
Thank you for your kind offer, Yupo! And sorry that I saw it only now. I will try to get some pictures and upload them here.Podiatrist here. Got some pictures? Macro of the nail and one from the top of the foot standing (with good light) would be most helpful. I'll try to make some good guesses and recommendations for confirmation and treatment. Also let me know if you have any underlying health issues, as these may influence my opinions and recommendations.
A little general update: The nail continues to grow out while the surrounding tissue is still swollen. So I made an appointment with my doctor for coming Wednesday to get a test done and maybe to be sent to a specialist (which she will most likely do). Have continued with the footbaths, but have mostly only managed to do it once per day (and I have skipped a day once in a while).
Now I use mostly DMSO cream with tea tree oil on the toe before putting a plaster on it. Recently I tried essential thyme oil in the footbath as well as with the DMSO cream afterwards. It seems to do something, but I can't say for sure. Haven't put it on constantly, and maybe it works best in combination with some other stuff (which I have to figure out yet).
Thank you for your kind wishes, cassandra! I did some romance reading during this time (finished the Web series ), and I felt quite relaxed due to the feeling there were not so many expectations from the outside world from me during this time. In combination with the regular footbaths it almost felt like some additional wellness holidayHope your foot gets better soon, Learner, and that you can put to use the quarantine period either for healing, reading or whatever is best for you.