Ingrown nail: what to do?
Do your feet hurt? Your toe is red and painful? You definitely have an ingrown toenail. Here are the instructions for use to deal with the ingrown nail.
What is an ingrown toenail?
The ingrown toenail is a piece of nail that infiltrates the flesh. At first, it is manifested by a slight pain in the skin that borders the nail. Then, the skin turns red and the corner of the nail swells, creating a small bulge that can fill with pus when it becomes infected.
How to cure an ingrown toenail at home?
If the pain in your toe is still bearable and it is not purulent yet, follow these tips to treat your ingrown toenail naturally and avoid infection.
- Take a foot bath 3 times a day for 10 to 20 minutes;
- Disinfect the inflammation with a topical antiseptic;
- Place a small piece of cotton between the skin and the ingrown nail to minimize the pressure of it;
- Leave the wound in the open air as often as possible;
- Wear open or wide shoes;
- No high heels;
- If you wear compression socks, stockings or tights, prefer them with open ends so as not to compress the ingrown toenail;
- Choose shoes that support the back of your foot well so that the front can be relieved.
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