Try These3 Best Tips For Painful Ingrown Toenail Treatment At Home
Do you struggle with infected sore in grown nails?
Then you will have to learn how to treat and look after them and these are the best 3 tips i can advice you for Home treatment for ingrown toenail.
Podiatrist and other Foot Health Professionals can only do so much to help.
The 2 main causes of ingrown toenails that i see are:
1: People cut their nails too short and and try rounding their nails like their finger nails, and a HUGE habit is to sit and rip and pick at their toenails when watching TV!
2: The nail is damaged and it splits for example the nail is too long and you whack your toe and the nail breaks and rips down the side.
Involuted toenail – natually curved.
Often its better to keep your toenails a little longer then to cut them too short,
Especially if you suffer from INVOLUTED toenails which are naturally curved nails.
Cutting these curvy nails too short will encourage the corners to dig into the creases rather then grow over the tip of the toe.
Ingrown toenail split from trauma
The nail has split from the tip and has ripped halfway down.
The nail it self is well cut and cut straight across which is perfect trimming.
Ingrown toenail that has been cut too short and down sides
Typical ingrown toenail that has been cut down the sides, and way too short.
The skin on either sides becomes red and inflamed and swells up. Pus normally forms and the toe is seriously painful.
3 TIPS : Home Treatment For Ingrown Toenail You Can Do Today….
Tip 1 : Soak your feet in warm salt water
Simple but one of the most effective pain relievers .
Grab a bowl and fill with warm not boiling but warm enough to help draw out the infection.
Add two tablespoons or table or rock salt into the bowl and soak for 15-20 minutes.
Tip 2: Keep clean with antiseptic
I advice my patients to spray Betadine which is dry iodine.
Iodine is fantastic at healing and the dry spray heals the fastest.
Apply 2-3 times a day to the foot.
My preferred antiseptics for ingrown toenails are,
2: Savlon Dry Spray
3: Salty Water Soak
Tip 3: Apply a Nail Softener to reduce callous and soften ingrown nail
I like to use the gehwol nail softener gehwol nail softener its a proven treatment used by podiatrists to soften thicken toenails that tend to ingrow.
Simply drop 2-3 drops on the nail edge daily to stop callus hardening and it makes the job of trimming the toenails at lot easier.