There are women who have repeatedly encountered the problem of an ingrown toenail caused by a genetic predisposition, non-compliance with the rules for performing a pedicure, improper selection of shoes, the presence of fungal diseases, as well as overweight or flat feet. As a result, it is necessary to carry out constant nail care, and if there is an ingrown nail, remove it at home at the earliest stage (until the inflammatory process begins).
It is necessary
- - baking soda;
- - furacilin;
- - potassium permanganate;
- - tea mushroom;
- - fir oil;
- - sharp scissors;
- - alcohol;
- - Vishnevsky ointment;
- - cotton wool.
First, replace the narrow, squeezing foot with a more comfortable one (wide or open forefoot), thereby relieving pressure on your toes.
Soften your nails before removing. To do this, make a foot bath for about a quarter of an hour by adding baking soda, furacilin or a little potassium permanganate to a bowl of warm water. This procedure will also disinfect your fingers and reduce inflammation.
Use the following recipe for traditional medicine: wrap a finger with an ingrown nail with a thin layer of kombucha, cover it with a film on top and put on a sock; after two days, the nail will soften. Also use fir oil mini-compresses, which have anti-inflammatory effects. When finished, insert a piece of cotton wool between the nail and the skin to relieve pressure from the edge of the nail plate on the finger.
The next step is the direct removal of the ingrown nail. To do this, prepare sharp scissors with non-rounded ends, treating them with an alcohol solution. Trim the nail plate in a straight line, being careful not to keep it too short (the tip of the toe is best).
File the corner part of the nail with a special file, eliminating sharp edges. After removal, apply an anti-inflammatory ointment, for example, Vishnevsky's ointment, to the affected area of the finger. Soften a sore nail and trim it regularly until the problem is completely eliminated, after which you constantly carry out nail care measures.
If you have a deep ingrown toenail, see your doctor. You may have to resort to the help of a surgeon to remove it.