Ingrown nails commonly occur when a sharp corner of the toenail digs into the skin at the end of or side of the toe. This condition can cause severe pain, and is recurring; so is tricky to treat because the nails likely become infected. If there’s an infection we suggest you should try and avoid treating it yourself.
Ingrown toenails with no infection can be treated naturally with the help of these simple home remedies:
Trimming The Toe Nail
To get rid of ingrown toenails the best natural way is to trim them regularly; but be warned, you should avoid cutting it deep inside through the edges.
This is an amazing remedy you can apply to remove ingrown toe nails. You merely have to soak toe nail in hot water for roughly 20 minutes. Nail softens in this way, therefore, it becomes relatively easy to cut it. Moreover, this method helps reduce the swelling. On top of it hot water help clean up all dust and soil particles gathered in the toenail.
Hydrogen peroxide when applied on the skin around the ingrown toenail makes it soft. Just mix half a cup of hydrogen peroxide in water and soak your foot in it for 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, you can apply hydrogen piroxide directly to the toenail with a cotton ball. This remedy helps to alleviate pain and reduce infection.
This remedy is the easiest of all for ingrown toe nail. Simply take a slice of lemon and tie it on the toe using bandage. Leave it for the whole night. The lemon’s acidity will help in curing the infection.
This simple remedy is truly effective for ingrown toe nail. Just apply vicks VapoRub directly to the ingrown toenail. It will alleviate chronic pain in ingrown toenail and will aid in fast healing.
Mix antibacterial soap in warm water and soak toe nail in the solution for a few minutes. Thereafter let the foot dry properly and then place a piece of cotton under the ingrown toenail. Lastly, apply a thin layer of antibacterial ointment and wrap it with a bandage. This will help in outgrowing an ingrown toenail.
Besides using these home remedies you should take proper care of the toe nail when there is an inward growth.
- Cut your toenails straight across.
- Cover your toe nail properly and don’t let any soil to enter into the toe nail.
- Wash feet on a routine basis.
- Wear footwear that fit well & are comfortable
- Wear clean, dry socks every day.