Do your feet hurt? Your toe is red and painful? You definitely have an ingrown toenail. In this article, your expert nail supplier Maryton will tell you how to deal with the ingrown nail.
What is an ingrown toenail?
The ingrown toenail is a piece of nail that infiltrates the flesh. At first, it is manifested by a slight pain in the skin that borders the nail. Then the skin turns red and the corner of the nail swells, creating a small bulge that can fill with pus when it becomes infected. The inflammation will then intensify and bring with it a sharp pain when you put your foot down.
How to cure an ingrown toenail at home?
- Take a foot bath 3 times a day for 10 to 20 minutes;
- Disinfect the inflammation with a topical antiseptic;
- Place a small piece of cotton between the skin and the ingrown nail;
- Leave the wound in the open air as often as possible;
- Wear open or wide shoes;
- No high heels;
- Choose shoes that support the back of your foot well.
How to avoid ingrown toenail?
Here are the good reflexes to adopt to avoid the ingrown toenail:
- Don’t cut your nails flush, always leave the nail protruded by at least 2 to 3 mm;
- Cut your nails straight regularly;
- Disinfect your equipment with each use;
- Fight against excessive sweating of the feet;
- Avoid shoes that are too tight.
I hope you have enjoyed all these tips and treatments! In addition to these, I advise you to invest in a complete pedicure kit! To help you in your choice, I invite you to visit our website.
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