How To Get Rid Of An Ingrown Toenail By Treating This At Home

Ingrown toenails are a painful to be experience; it cause great discomfort and pain, and occur when a nail starts to grow in the edge touching the flesh in the side.

Therefore, leads to swelling, tenderness, irritations, and redness, as well as an infection. The main causes of ingrown toenails include improper footwear, foot injury, improper trimming of the nails, poor foot hygiene and heredity. 

This issue is quite common and is often too difficult to treat. It more likely to develop an ingrown toenail with these specific conditions such as obesity, arthritis, diabetes adn fungal infections.

However, there are several effective natural ways to soothe the pain caused by it.

Remember not to cut or trim the nail, and it is best to always consult your doctor before you try anything on your own. The following five methods are extremely effective and you will soon feel great relief:

Apple Cider Vinegar Wash
Vinegar is an effective method in the case of an ingrown toenail. You should simply dilute a quarter cup of it in some warm water, and soak your feet in it to relieve the pain and discomfort. Also it can prevent an infection if you apply it directly on the wound, as its potent antibacterial properties clean the area. Yet, it cannot fight an existing bacterial infection.

Tea Tree Oil
This oil is a potent natural disinfectant. All you need to do is to apply a few drops of it on the affected

Antibiotic Ointment
It is of high importance to keep the feet clean, as the affected area is vulnerable and core. The feet come in contact with a lot of germs, so you should apply antibiotic ointment regularly, and wrap it with a bandage to keep the toe sterile.

Floss or a Cotton Ball
You can use a cotton ball or flow to relieve the pressure between the nail and the painful toe. Lift the nail with tweezers (or dental floss wrapped around the nail) to carefully place a sterile cotton ball underneath, and ensure the nail is comfortable above it.

Warm Bath with Epsom Salt
Epsom salts alleviate irritations, soften nails, and disinfect the foot from bacteria. Just soak the foot in the lukewarm water with these salts for 20 minutes.

Note: Be cautious with treating ingrown nails at home, small mistakes can cause major problems and can lead to a surgery.

How To Get Rid Of An Ingrown Toenail By Treating This At Home How To Get Rid Of An Ingrown Toenail By Treating This At Home Reviewed by LVS Staff on 7:52 PM Rating: 5
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