An Ingrown toenail can be both, painful and risky for your health, because with the growing pains, infection is spreading too. It is really important to know what to do at home to eliminate this problem, to prevent it.Here you can find the best way of dealing with ingrown toenails.
Before that, it is really important to recognize an ingrown toenail:
-could be a certain amount of pus.
Possible triggers of an ingrown toenail:
-Improperly fitting footwear for example tight boots and shoes and toenails which are not correctly trimmed cause the toes to be squeezed to each other. Therefore, the nails curls into the epidermis and is not able to develop naturally.
-The ingrown nail is basically in warm, usually wet, and harmful bacteria rich surroundings and it offers an easy access for bacteria, which will cause bacterial infection. Without treatment, the nail will go under the skin, leading to a serious bacterial infection.
Ingrown Toenail Remedy:
Foot baths are a very important part of the treatment as they soften the nail and the surrounding skin and make other remedies more efficient. Add a few tablespoons of raw ACV to your warm water and then soak your foot in the mixture.
After you’ve soaked your feet, do the following:
- Take a small piece of cotton or cotton ball and roll it between your fingers, so you get a small roll.
- Carefully lift the nail and place the roll between the nail and the skin. This might be very painful, but it elevates the toenail and prevents it from growing in.
- Leave the roll in until you do your next soak.
- Change the roll after every soak and try to push it a bit further every time (without causing any damage).
Tip: It is very important to “diagnose” right. In some cases, you may think you have an ingrown toenail, when in reality, it is the dead skin that causes pain. When cleaning your skin, make sure none is left because in time it will harden, putting pressure on the nail.