Tips on How to Deal With Ingrown Nails

If you have an ingrown toenails, you will might be tempted to cut the nail out. But this is not the right way to solve the problem. The solution is, have it grow back again in your toe skin. It will be painful at first, but once it goes back to where it was before, then the pain will just fade away.

However, if you already have a toenail infection because of the ingrown nail, you will need to use some medicine as prescribed by a doctor especially if you have an immuno-deficiency disease such as diabetes. I strongly suggest that you will not wait too long to consult your doctor about it. Failure to do so can cause a lot more damage.ingrown problem

If the patient or the individual’s infected toenail is not treated properly and instantly, the infection might spread through the bones and could cause a dangerous problem towards the patient's foot. For serious cases, you ccould lose a foot.

On the other hand, if you are healthy and don't have diabetes, the best thing to do is to wear sandals and wait until the ingrown toenail grows out. Using this method will prevent pain from pressure of shoes and socks, and it will allow the region to stay dryer all day. Moisture, dampness and darkness are ideal environments of most foot problems because bacteria and fungus growth.

So listed below are some tips in treating the ingrown.

• Put the affected foot to warm water for 15 to 20 minutes within two to three times per day with a combination of Epsom salt.
• clean and dry the foot
• Put small bits of fresh cottons on the affected nail.
• Use some antiseptics if needed.
• Cover the infected area with bandage or “toe cap”
• It is recommended that you just allow the nails to grow just beyond the tip of your toes.
• Choose a shoes that has a larger toe box area, and it should not be tight.

For some other treatments, consult a podiatrist. They are known as a professional health care provider that focuses on treating disorders or problems regarding the feet, ankles and lower legs.

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  1. shabaj
    4 years ago

    Ingrown toenails creates a huge pain for toenails and it creates by using high heels better to use weight less ch-apples and take of toenails it’s just good post keep going…..