How to Fix Ingrown Toenails Quickly and Easily

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Have you ever suffered from an ingrown toenail? Then you know how painful it can be when the side of a toenail grows into the soft skin nearby. Though it usually happens to the toenails, a fingernail can actually become ingrown too. How does this happen? And what are some ways to take care on an ingrown toenail?

An ingrown toenail can be caused by shoes that are too tight, nails not being cut right, a nail injury, or having uncommonly curved toenails.

Also, people who have diabetes, or other health problems that stop the blood from flowing to the feet properly, are more likely to get ingrown toenails.

Some signs of an ingrown toenail are pain that doesn’t stop, redness, and swelling. If not treated right away, onychocryptosis, or ingrown toenail, can lead to infection.

This will be seen by redness and swelling around the nail, and pus and watery discharge which is colored with blood.

There are ways to treat an ingrown toenail at home. However, if you already see signs of infection, go to a doctor, because an infection can spread and lead to problems.

Warm Water Soak
If you’re looking to lessen the pain, swelling, and tenderness brought on by an ingrown toenail, try soaking your foot in warm water a few times a day.

– Fill a foot tub with warm water.
– Soak your feet for 15- 20 minutes
– Do this three to four times a day to help pain.

Cotton Wedge Under the Nail
After you soak your foot in the warm water, you can try putting a cotton wedge under your nail to make sure it grows above the skin. This will help the pain and let it heal faster.

– Soak your feet in warm water and dry them very well.
– Lift the nail carefully with a pair of tweezers that is not too sharp.
– Put a small rolled up piece of cotton between the nail and skin.
– To stop infection, use a new piece of cotton each time you soak your feet.

Note: you may feel some pain in the beginning, but it will get better quickly. Make sure not to push the cotton roll more than the swollen skin lets.

Epsom Salt
Another good cure for an ingrown toenail is Epsom salt, or magnesium sulphate. It will help make the skin soft, so that it will be easier to bring out the ingrown toenail, and will bring down the swelling.

– Fill a foot tub with warm water and put in one tablespoon of Epsom salt.
– Soak your feet in the mixture for twenty minutes.
– Take your feet out and dry them well.
– Do this three to four times a week.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a good cure for ingrown toenail because it kills bacteria and brings down swelling. Also, because of the little amount of acid in the vinegar, it helps stop infection.

Here are two different ways to use apple cider vinegar to cure ingrown toenail. Use either one until you feel they have worked.

– In a small foot tub, mix the same amount of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and warm water. Soak your toenail in the mixture for
– Another way to do it is to soak only a cotton ball in raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and then put it on your toe. Leave it covered with a bandage for a few hours before taking it off.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Because hydrogen peroxide kills bacteria, it lessens the risk of an ingrown toenail getting infected. It also helps lessen the pain and swelling that come from an ingrown toenail.

– Mix about ½ a cup of hydrogen peroxide in a small tub filled with warm water.
– Let your foot soak in the mixture for twenty minutes.
– Do this one to two times a day.

Another thing to be careful of, is shoes. If your shoes are too tight, they can push the nail into the nearby skin. It’s better to wear shoes made of softer fabrics with more room for your toes. Women should try not to wear high heels, to keep pressure off the toes.


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Trench Shmeiyeh says:

try to grate 5cm of ginger. put it on the swollen side for one night. in the morning you feet will heal. have done it a few times and success

Tookur Bmx says:

I'm about to take my pocket knife and pop it

ThatOneWolf AJ says:

I'm confused. My nail is like curved into my skin so its ingrown, but theres no red and it rarely hurts

J Mail says:

I have a cut near my toe nail and it red and swelling andi dont know if its a ingrown nail

Prometheus says:

this is my third ingrown toe nale and i think that i am just going to cut off my foot as i cant solve it and all the foot doctors are retarted

TheZombieKingTKOD says:

I have ingrown toenails on both of my big toes. Holy hell does it hurt.

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Anna Gustaf says:

I noticed my ingrown toenail after it got infected. Not sure what in the video applies to after infection and before. Tips?

S B says:

I had suffered with ingrown toenail after my nail got removed completely during swimming when I banged my toe against a was full of suffering .Don't go for doctor treatments like ..a part of nail bed dead and stuff..let it grow naturally.keep you toe in warm saline water daily and avoid shoes totally ..nail will eventually makes its space through you will perpetually get blood and he'll lot of pain ..again use warm water to ease it.once nail has passed the skin and is fully grown(suffering is over) settles down to its natural shape after few months.1 second ago•

Rachel_KawaiiLover :3 says:

I have that right now.

Alexis Collins says:

I don't know if i have one but my big toe always hurts on the side and my mom cut it but it stills hurts and i couldn't find any ibuprofen 🙁 it feels a little better…

Lois Peloquin says:

My understanding is soaking allows bacteria to swim right in and cause an infection.

Chelsea K says:

i got an ingrown toenail because i wear shoes from fourth grade. lol

Miel Mani says:

Try lifting the toenail with dental floss. I would think using any kind of tool would hurt like hell. As for unfiltered, raw cider vinegar, I'll to use the commercial stuff. When you live outside the U.S., some of these things just aren't available.

Carl Bussmann says:

Excellent. Covers all the bases.

peachyFrappurrchino says:

Today they got rid of my big band-aid and put me a smaller one … (ITS ON BOTH LEGS)

KRYSTAL vousmevoyez says:

hi a bit of my flesh is showing what do i do 😢😢

killboy 633 says:

Do you know how painful that was.

mikah dika says:

I'm 11 and I have ingrown tonail

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