How to get rid of ingrown toenails with 10 home remedies

How to Get Rid of Ingrown Toenails with 10 Home Remedies:  Nails can make us feel pain, and the person who is suffering from ingrown toenails knows the fact better than anyone. Though there are confusion and debate over the fact, that why we all have fingernails?

According to scientific researches, we can say that nails are flattened of paws and toenails, which was supposed to use for climbing trees in the past. But whatever the fact is we cannot deny that fingernails and, toenails as much necessary as the other body parts and taking care of them is a must. Today, we are going to discuss How to get rid of Ingrown Toenails with 10 home remedies. Before discussing the remedies let us know in brief what Ingrown Toenail is and how it develops.

What are Ingrowing Toenails?

Ingrown toenails or Onychogryphosis is a common painful nail disorder that occurs when the ingrown toenail ruptured the soft skin adjacent to the nail plate. Due to this, the tissues of the toenail get infected and inflammation as well as painful. The situation may turn to worse if not treated in time.

How Ingrown Toenail Develop?

Ingrowing toenails can develop in both men and women, at any age. Those who have sweaty feet may face this problem very often. Let us see the common reasons how Ingrown toenails occurs:

• Cutting toenail in a wrong angle, so that the nails grow into the surrounding skin from sides. Also cutting nail in an extra short shape.
• Improper tight shoes which are angular in shape.
• Tight socks and stockings that put much pressure on the toe.
• Damp shoe wear that cause swelling and infection.
• Lack of nail care and broken toenail may cause such problems.
• Contains medicine like Isotrelinoin.

How to Get Rid of Ingrown Toenails with 10 Home Remedies:

At the first stage of ingrown toenail few symptoms comes out which includes red swollen skin around the nail, build up of fluid, the surrounding skin becomes tenders or extra hard. As the infection goes deeper, bleeding, severe pain and formation of pus occurs. So start the home remedies before the situation goes out of your hand.

1. Wash Foot with Castile Soap:

Castile soap is a pure natural soap which is a derivative from olive oil. As there is no synthetic detergent or animal fat, it is good for skin. It has originated from the Castile region of Spain and it can be made from coconut oil, almond oil or other vegetable oil. Nowadays it is available in all medical stores.

How to use:

• Take lukewarm water in a tub.
• Mix 1-1/2 tablespoon full of castile soap into it and mix well.
• Soak the affected toenail for 20 to 30 minutes. Do this for few days.
• The natural and pure ingredient components of castile soap will help to reduce your problem.

2. Onion Juice Treatment:

Onion is a common ingredient in every kitchen to make delicious food. Apart from using onion in, food it has benefits on our skin and health. Onions has antibacterial properties and so the from ancient day is used to heal wounds. Also the phytochemicals in it helps to fight against free radicals and reduce inflammation.

How to use:

• Take half of an onion.
• Bring it to form a smooth paste.
• Strain with a cotton cloth to separate the juice.
• Mix 3-5 drops of lemon juice and stir it well.
• Apply on the infected toenail with a cotton ball.
• Use it twice a day.

3. Treat with Vicks Vaporub:

Camphor and menthol are the two major components of Vicks vapour, which are good to use as a topical analgesic. On apply of Vicks Vaporub; it is possible to get rid of the pain of Ingrowing toenails.

How to use:

• Take one teaspoon of Vicks Vaporub.
• Take one garlic clove and smash it well so that it could mix well with the fix.
• Mix the both well and apply on the affected toenails and cover it with a cotton bandage.
• Keep it for overnight. For the desired result repeat the process for six days.

4. Cure with Aloe Vera Gel:

Aloe Vera gel is best known for its use in skin problems as it acts as a conditioner on sunburn burns etc. It contains antioxidants that are beneficial to treat any infection and inflammation.

How to use:

• It’s good to use fresh aloe vera gel extracted from aloe vera stem at home. All you have to do is to take one thick aloe vera stem.
• Cut the leaf into pieces, and you will get the white gel-like substance.
• Collect the gel in a bowl and stir it well.
• Apply with a cotton ball on the troubled toenail.
• Cover it with a bandage and repeat for 4 to 5 days.

5. Use Essential Oils:

Essential oils are blessings for us as they have lots of usefulness to treat small health problem like Ingrowing toenails at home. On application, they reduce the swelling and pain.

How to use:

• Take 2-4 drops of essential oil like oregano oil, lavender oil, tea-tree oil, rosemary oil in a bowl.
• Add all the essential oil with one teaspoon of base oil. You can use coconut oil as the base oil.
• Blend all the oil with a spoon.
• Wash the affected area and wipe dry.
• Apply the blended essential oil with a cotton ball.
• Stay bare for some time so that it could dry.
• Repeat for twice a day for five days to get best results.

6. Use Of Neem:

Neem is a well known medicinal plant, and it’s in use to make ayurvedic medicine since ancient age. It’s a natural antibacterial agent that heals wound naturally. The oil extracted from Neem seed has the super power to combat bacteria’s.

How to use:

• Take 15 Neem leaves and boil them in two glass of water till the water turns into green.
• Strain the water with a strainer and pour in a glass bottle.
• Wash the toenail before applying Neem water with a cotton ball.
• Anyone can also use Neem seed oil on the affected toenail.
• Continue the application for several days.

7. Apply Hot and Cold Foot Bath:

Taking a hot bath for the foot is an effective way to get rid of toenail pain. In case of ingrowing toenail often the skin around the nail gets too hard to remove. The only hot foot bath can soften, and it becomes tender enough to cut.

How to use:

• Take lukewarm water in a tub, so that you can dip your toe. Similarly, take a tub with cold water
• Add some Magnesium Sulphate or Epsom salt in hot water.
• Soak your foot in hot water for 30-40 sec and then soak it in cold water which has no Epsom salt.
• Make sure to repeat the procedure for 15 to 20 minute twice a day.

8. Use Of Garlic:

Garlic is a useful herb that makes our food super tasty and at the same time serves many health disorders. It has natural antibacterial properties that help to fight against inflammation.

How to use:

• Take two or three cloves of Garlic.
• Smash the cloves with a mortar to get a smooth paste.
• Add one teaspoonful of olive oil with it.
Apply with a clean cotton swab to use the paste on the affected area and cover it with a bandage for a better result.
• Allow it to stay for few hours.
• Repeat the application for 4 to 5 days.

9. Cure With Lemon Juice and Honey:

Honey is a natural healer as it has antibacterial and antiviral properties. Lemon juice too is useful for the specific infection.

How to use:

• Take one and a half teaspoonful of honey in a bowl.
• Add 2 to 3 lemon drops into it and mix well.
• Apply to the area of toenail with a cotton ball.
• Leave it for half an hour.
• Repeat for 4 to five days.

10. Treat with Apple Cider Vinegar:

There is no other ingredient like Apple cider vinegar that serves us in many ways. It serves multipurpose uses. Apart from other applications, it has super antibacterial power to fight against infection and inflammation. To fix the problem like an ingrown toenail, it acts as antiseptic and prevents infection from spreading out.

How to use:

• Take a big tub and filled it with a half bucket of warm water.
• Dip the affected toenail into it for half an hour. Then Pat it dry.
• Take a cotton ball and pour little quantity of apple cider vinegar into it and cover the affected area. Use a bandage to keep it in the proper place.

Last but not the least as prevention is always better than cure so we can also prevent ingrowing toenail to build up by following few steps.

• Trim up the toenail in a straight way.
• Use proper shoes and clean socks.
• Maintain foot hygiene.
• Use the appropriate footwear if you are in a profession where you have to use your toe continuously such as football playing etc.

So, friends, I hope the above home remedies will prove fruitful to solve your problem and reduce the risk of severe infection.