Remedies To Treat Ingrown Toenails

You can stop this painful mess right at home!

Ingrown toenails can be very painful and chances are if you are anything close to a normal human being, you will go around doing your own little surgery on your toenails. Stop that, stop that now! In grown toenails are obviously treatable right at your home given it has not turned into a nasty infection in which case it is always advisable to visit a professional. However, if your ingrown toenail has not become infected and you can’t stand the pain any longer there are a few remedies you can try at home itself. Here are a few remedies that will work wonders and take away the ingrown toenails and the pain that comes with it.

Apple Cider Vinegar Soak

Apple cider vinegar is a super remedial ingredient used for treating ailments and wounds. Apple cider vinegar has antiseptic, anti inflammatory properties that help in the pain relieving process. Naturally, Apple cider vinegar is a great option for treating ingrown toenails. All you have to do is take a basin or a bucket of warm water and add about a fourth cup of apple cider vinegar in it. Soak your feet in it for 20 minutes. Follow this treatment method daily and see the magic. However, remember to pat dry your feet with a towel thoroughly after you are done soaking your feet.

Epsom Salt Soak

Similar to apple cider vinegar, Epsom salt is also known for its anti inflammatory properties. Using Epsom salt water to treat ingrown nails takes away the swelling and the pain away from the foot that has been affected. Take a wide basin or bucket and add some warm water in it. Add two tablespoons of Epsom salt per quarter of the amount of water you have taken. Soak your foot in the water and gently massage the affected area in downward motion. Do this process at least 2 to 3 times a day everyday for fifteen to twenty minutes.

Hydrogen Peroxide Soak

Hydrogen peroxide is a common substance used mainly to treat wounded areas. It is a natural disinfectant and has anti inflammatory properties that make it perfect for treating ingrown toenails. In a bucket of warm water add 3% hydrogen peroxide per half cup of the water. Soak your feet in it two to three times a day daily for fifteen to twenty minutes.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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