How to Treat an Ingrown Toenail

An ingrown toenail is really painful, as well as greatly irritating. One out of five individuals needs to deal with ingrown toenails.

How to Treat an Ingrown Toenail

What Is an Ingrown Toenail? 

At the point when a toenail is ingrown, it is bended and develops into the skin, for the most part at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). This bend typically causes the nail to "dive in" to the skin. This "delving in" of the nail will aggravate the skin, which frequently causes pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the toe.

If an ingrown nail causes a breach in the skin, microscopic organisms may enter and cause a contamination in the range, which is regularly followed by seepage and a foul smell. In any case, regardless of the fact that the toe isn't excruciating, red, swollen, or warm, a nail that bends descending into the skin can lead to infection.


There are various diverse reasons for ingrown toenails. The most widely recognized reasons include:

Heredity. In numerous individuals, the propensity for ingrown toenails is inherited.
Trauma. Here and there an ingrown toenail is the consequence of injury, for example, stubbing your toe, having an item fell on your toe, or taking part in exercises that include rehashed weight on the toes, for example, kicking or running.
Improper trimming. The most widely recognized reason for ingrown toenails is stopping your nails as well. This urges the skin alongside the nail to overlay over the nail.
Improperly estimated footwear. Ingrown toenails can be the reason for wearing socks and shoes that are tight or short.
Nail Conditions. Ingrown toenails can be brought about by nail issues, for example, contagious diseases or losing a nail because of injury.
Luckily, there are natural approaches to treat and cure an ingrown toenail. Try this treatment and you will see good results without seeing a specialist.

Soak your nail in hot water:

The water should be sufficiently hot so you can keep your feet in it for 15-20 minutes. Be sure that the water like a room temperature.

You should do this at any rate once every day until the nail is mended. After you have drenched your foot, delicately rub the outside of the toe to soften the nail. Repeat this procedure until the nail has mended. Likewise, you can include either Epsom salt or cleanser to the water to purify the area.

Bandage Treatment 

This treatment makes a couple of more strides and requires more tender loving care.

1. Before you soak your feet to the water, be sure that you have a nail scissors, tweezers, scissors, cotton, and cloth at your disposal.
2. Soak your feet in water. Much the same as the treatment earlier, you need to soak your foot in high temp water for no less than 15-20 minutes. This will permit the skin to relax and clean the ingrown toenail.
3. After soaking your feet in hot water, pat them dry with a clean towel. Cut your nails straight. Keep in mind, by cutting your nails round you will probably get an ingrown nail.
4. Lift up the ingrown nail utilizing a sterile tweezers carefully put a little bit of cotton under it. Remember that you should be more careful, never push too hard. The cotton is utilized to keep any disturbance and infection. After you have done this, wrap your toe with a clean gauze.
5. Your feet should relax. Try not to wear socks or shoes at home.
6. Check your nail a few times each day, and change the cotton once per day. By dealing with your cleanliness you can say farewell to your ingrown toenail in two weeks, once the new nail develops.

Additional tip: To counteract aggravation put a lemon cut on the nail and wrap it with bandage and let it sit overnight. Lemons contain corrosive that averts and battles contaminations.

Anticipating Ingrown Toenails 

Luckily most ingrown toenails can be anticipated. There are diverse courses for you to minimize the event of ingrown toenail, underneath are the two most normal, and best, approaches to keep an ingrown toenail.

Proper trimming. As said above too short of nails is the most widely recognized reason for ingrown toenails. All things considered, appropriate trimming is the best is the most ideal approach to avoid ingrown toenails. Cut toenails in a really straight line, and don't stop as well. You should have the ability to get your fingernail under the sides and end of the nail.

Well-fitted shoes and socks. Try not to wear shoes that are short or tight in the toe zone. Stay away from shoes that are way too loose, because of the fact that they too cause weight on the toes, particularly when running or strolling