Ingrown toenails is a condition when the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. It can be very painful experience followed by redness, swelling, and sometimes even an infection.
There are many solutions for this problem, such as numerous surgical and conventional methods.
Removing an ingrown toenail without any surgery
You should soak your feet in a hot water on the temperature up to 37 C. Pour 3 tbs of baking soda in around 5 l of water, alternatively you can put some salt. You can pull out the nail when the feet is completely soaked.
You can ease the process in order to become the toenail more accessible by applying a sticking plaster on the noticed ingrown toenail area.
Apply antibacterial cream like iodine on the affected area. Use a cotton in a very small amount and place it between the skin and the nail with tweezers. This will help to raise the end of the nail. You should wait 24 hours to change the cotton and the wrapper. You need to repeat this method in the next 15 days and the nail will return in the proper condition.
For easily to put the cotton between the nail and the skin, use the next method.
- 1 tbs of raw honey
- 1 garlic clove(ground) or Aloe Vera
Preparation and Usage:
- Mix them together until you get a creamy shape mixture.
- Apply the mixture on the effected area.
This mixture has powerful antiseptic properties.
You should remember that the most important part of this procedure is to softening the skin and change the cotton everyday. When this process finishes scrape the nails outer part.
If you detect an infection on the nail and pus, consult your doctor as soon as possible.