An ingrown toenail results when the edge of the toenail curves and grows into the surrounding skin. It causes quite a bit of discomfort redness and swelling. If you’re suffering from one now, or have in the past, we don’t have to tell you just how painful it can be. This problem is common in both men and women.
Causes of ingrown toenails are:
- Toenail trauma
- Wearing tight shoes
- Cutting toenails too short
- Pressure on the feet
- Poor foot hygiene
- Unusually curved toenails
- Improper trimming of nails
- Foot deformities like bunions
Want to treat ingrown toe nails naturally? Instead of spending money on expensive cosmetic products and treatment start using simple yet effective home remedies for treating ingrown toe nails.
Here are 3 effective ingrown toenail remedies
Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate), is a drying agent that is known to heal the skin.
Take a tablespoon of Epsom salt in a foot tub filled with warm water. Now soak your foot in water for 20 minutes.
Now dry your feet and the area around the ingrown toenail. You can repeat three times a week, you will see that area has started to heal. This salt penetrates the painful area of your skin and nail and relieve the pain.
Warm Water Soak
All you have to do is fill a small tub with warm water and soak your feet in it for 20 minutes. You have to do this 3 to 4 times a day to get relief from pain.
It is a simple yet effective remedy.
Soak in apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving abilities.
Fill a tub with sufficient warm water combined with half cup apple cider vinegar. Soak your foot for up to 20 minutes daily and dry your foot thoroughly.
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