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Treat Your Ingrown Toenail Easily And Naturally Without Going Through A Surgical Procedure

Treat Your Ingrown Toenail Easily And Naturally Without Going Through A Surgical Procedure

Treat Your Ingrown Toenail Easily And Naturally Without Going Through A Surgical Procedure

An ingrown toenail can be one of the most painful problems that can affect both the fingers and the toes, the case of the latter is the most recurrent.

The ingrown nail is caused by the pressure caused by the nail itself at the time of its growth, towards the inside and the sides, that is towards the skin. When the edge of the nail penetrates the skin, it causes inflammation and pain.
The incarnated nail and its causes

Known in medical language as onychocryptosis, this benign infection usually affects only the big toes. It begins with a disagreeable sensation and gets worse as the nail grows through the flesh.

The main causes of this painful problem are:
  •     Incorrect cutting of the nail, either too short or too rounded
  •     A hereditary problem
  •     Taking certain medications
  •     Inadequate or too tight shoes
  •     An accident during a pedicure.

Symptoms of the ingrown toenail

The most common symptoms are: pain in the nail which grows by sinking into the skin, this can become infected causing redness of it, swelling and drainage of pus. Sometimes, in a more advanced stage, a small bead of flesh at the edge of the nail that bleeds at the touch.

In general, an incarnation is quite painful and, the worst case of an incarnation is that it becomes durable and recidivism. It therefore requires surgery. However, there is a simpler way to end this problem.
What are the issues?

The ingrown toenail does not touch a certain age category but everyone passes from infant to senior through teenagers. However, some individuals are more sensitive to this problem:
  •     Individuals who sweat a lot of feet.
  •     People with osteoarthritis of the toes
  •     People who have very thick or very curved nails, often these are elderly   people.
  •     People with diabetes for a long time.

How to treat an ingrown toenail without surgery

It is important to note that to use this method, the ingrown toenail must be in an early phase, if the infection is very serious, it is recommended to consult a doctor.

The method is as follows: first of all, the nail that causes the incarnation must be softened by soaking the foot or hand, where there is the incarnated nail, in a bath of hot water for 15 to 20 minutes.

You must add 10 teaspoons of bicarbonate in 5 liters of water, you can also add a little salt but it is optional. Water should not exceed 37 °. After the bath, it will be easier to treat the incarnated nail.

Using a manicure wood stick and cotton, push the flesh around the nail as if you wanted to separate it from it. Once the nail has been removed, cut the sides of the nail and replace a cotton between the nail and the flesh and proceed without disinfection with a little alcohol.

 Recommendations and Caution

After this method make sure to comply with these recommendations:
  •     Leave your feet ventilated as much as possible, the time of healing.
  •     Treat the inflammation daily with an antibiotic cream until it disappears.
  •     Prefer the comfortable and wide shoes that do not compress your toes.
  •     Do not cut your nail too short.
  •     Give your nails a straight and not rounded shape.
  •     Prefer scissors rather than nail clippers.