An ingrown toenail, also known as unguis incarnatus, is a painful condition of the toe, is characterized by the nail’s development on the one side of the nail below the skin.
You can treat this problem by undergoing a surgery or you can also treat this condition in your own home. Why spending money on expensive treatments, when you can remove it by trying this homemade remedy?
Note: This remedy is only effective in the early stage.
Start with preparing a hot bath. In this way, you will make your nails and skin softer. Add 3 tbsp. of baking soda in around 5l of water. You can also add some salt. Make sure that the temperature of the water is no higher than 37 C degrees. Once the bath is completed, you can pull out the ingrown skin.
You can also try using a sticking plaster to apply it on the affected area. This method will facilitate the procedure as the toenail will become more easily reached. To raise the end of the nail, take cotton and place it between the skin and the nail with tweezers. Before you put the cotton on the affected area, apply some antibacterial cream like iodine. After 24 hours, change the cotton and wrapper. Do this technique for 15 days.
In case it’s hard for you to put the cotton between the skin and the nail, make a mixture of 1 tbsp. of organic honey and 1 garlic clove or Aloe Vera. Apply the mixture on the affected area. You don’t have to worry about any side-effects, because this mixture is completely safe for your skin. Moreover, it has potent antibacterial properties.
The most important thing about this method is that you should soften your skin and change the cotton that has been used during the treatment, every day. Once the procedure is over, just scrape the nail’s outer part.
Make sure you often practice pedicures treatments in the future and if there is an infection on the pus and nail, seek for medical help.