This problem hurts too much and it is possible to be infected as well. The reason of infection, nail is growing into your skin. If you use antibiotic cream or some medicines, it will not work because the nail is still growing into your skin. Firstly, we need to cut the ingrown nail to stop the infection. After that antibiotic creams can be help to get ride of the infection. The second step will be to guide the nail throw the correct nail place but not into skin. There are several ways to make it but only you need to come to the podology center latest montly because the treatment has to be updated accordingly your nail growing. The total period can be 4-9 months