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Thank you for the question.
There is a possibility of an infection. However, the possibility is low and it is more likely that the symptoms that you are having are due to skin dryness and cutting the nails more deeply and more frequently than recommended.
Please avoid cutting and trimming the nails for 2 weeks and after that, you should trim them only once weekly and not so deep. The trimming should just be sufficient to avoid a nail injury and not very deep. This will heal by itself in a few weeks without causing any complications. Also, apply moisturizer around the nails 3 to 4 times a day and before sleeping to make this location soft and to avoid dryness.
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I completely understand. This infection in the toes is not spread to others. This is only limited to your toes and will not spread to even other parts of your body. You can safely relax. Avoid cutting deep even if you cut infrequently. If they grow inwards just trim sufficiently to prevent this from happening and not so deep. Please see the below video:
If the toenails continue to remain the same even after moisturizer treatment and allowing them to grow for another month or if they continue to worsen then you should see your doctor.
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