Surely every second person, at least once in his life has faced a ingrown toenail. An ingrown toenail can be a very painful and uncomfortable problem. You probably immediately think that you should see a doctor if this happens to you. Thanks to this procedure, you will be able to solve the problem without visiting a doctor. At home, with just a few preparations you can get rid of the pain and fix the problem with the ingrown nail. Find out how.
For this procedure you need: iodine and baking soda.
In 5 liters of warm water put 2 – 3 tablespoons of baking soda. Soak your feet in it and leave it like that for about half an hour. Then dry your feet well, because the wet surface is ideal for the growth of bacteria. Using tweezers, soak a cotton ball in iodine and apply it to the irritated area of the skin. Then wrap with a band – aid. This procedure should be applied every 24 hours, 12 days in a row. Then the situation will be significantly improved.
Another alternative procedure to get rid of ingrown toenail pain that you can do at home is the following.
For this procedure you will need: cotton, tweezers, nail polish remover, scissors, antibacterial soap, 3% hydrogen and a clean towel. First, fill a basin with warm water and soak your feet in it for about 15-30 minutes. Wash your feet with antibacterial soap. Then dry them well with a clean towel, as the humid environment is ideal for bacteria to multiply. Then try to lift the ingrown nail with a nail trimming tool, to separate it from the flesh. This should go easy, as the nails and skin are softer than before. You can put a cotton ball under the ingrown toenail. Then cut the ingrown nail with scissors with sharp tips. Clean the nail with hydrogen and leave the irritated skin to rest. Treat irritated skin for a few days with foot creams. This is a very effective way to get rid of the pain caused by ingrown toenails. If you are in pain and if you think you can do this procedure yourself at home, the procedure will be successful.
Inflammation of the ingrown nail can be prevented in the following way: put a slice of lemon on the damaged nail, then wrap it in gauze and leave it to work his magic overnight. Lemon acid will help you fight the infection.
If these procedures seem too painful or risky, we advise you to visit your doctor as soon as possible, so as not to increase the infection and not to lead to major problems. Overgrown nails mainly occur from crooked nails, so be careful when cutting your nails in the future. Before cutting your nails, take a warm bath to soften them. That way you will cut and shape them much easier.