An Ingrown Toenail is a very common problem. A simple nail infection if not treated properly may cause lots of discomforts. In this post, you will come to know some home remedies to treat ingrown toenails. If you are suffering from diabetes then do not try to handle this infection by yourself.
Some symptoms and signs of Onychocryptosis (ingrown toenail) are the continuous pain, swelling or redness. Try these remedies at your home to relief yourself:
Soak your toe: Take some warm water in a tub and put some Epsom salt in it. Soak your toe in the tub and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Then clean your toe properly with dry clothes and apply some medicated moisturizers.
Apply Ointment: Apply some antibiotics if the nail has already broken the skin.
Apple cider vinegar: This is also helpful for ingrown toenails. Mix 10-15 ml of apple cider vinegar with warm water and soak your toe in the solution. Leave it for 25-30 minutes and then clean toenail properly.
Comfortable shoes choose shoes or footwear that is comfortable to wear. Try wearing sandals as they are more comfortable than shoes.
Cotton ball method: take a cotton ball and put it under infected toenail to avoid infecting another skin area. Replace the cotton 4-5 times a day.
Vicks Vaporub: This is the best method to treat ingrown toenails. This can be directly applied on the infected area. You will get instant relief and fast healing.
Hydrogen Peroxide: It is very effective to reduce the pain and reduce the chance of infection to other skin parts. In a small tub, mix a small amount of hydrogen peroxide in warm water. Dip your toenail in it and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Repeat this remedy daily.
Essential Tree tea oil: Apply tree tea oil directly on infected areas to get instant relief.
Lemon: The acidic property of lemon will help to cure the infection. Take a piece of lemon and tie it on your toenail with the help of bandage and leave it for the whole night. This can also reduce the risk of infection.
Neem: Neem promotes healing and reduces the risk of infection. Boil 3-4 neem leaves in water and lets the solution to cool down. Soak your toenail in neem solution for 15-20 minutes. Repeat this twice daily and see results within 3-4 days.
Try these remedies at your home and get relief from ingrown toenails.