Let me ask you something. What’s ingrown fingernail at first place?
Ingrown fingernail is medically known as Onychocryptosis.
I know it’s there when edge of one or more of your fingernails grow into skin surrounding it.
This kind of an ingrown nail curves down into surrounding skin of nail as it grows. With that said, this causes skin to grow over nail and thus it’s called ingrown fingernail. Have you heard of something like this before? Toe nails and particularly big toe nail, are more susceptible to this condition, while any of your fingernails can become ingrown. So, most general cause of ingrown fingernail is improper trimming of toe nail. Now look. There should be many other causes. While cutting nails incorrectly is most common cause of ingrown nail, as mentioned earlier. Furthermore, injury to your nail or skin around it may also lead to an ingrown nail.
Sometimes heredity So in case you naturally have should be cause for your ingrown fingernail, it may become infected if you leave it untreated. Swelling and feel pain around your toe nail or any other finger nail, check for an ingrown nail, if you notice redness. We are talking about symptoms of ingrown finger nail. Sometimes So there’s pus drainage it’s a good idea to immediately consult doctor, if so. You can rely on home treatment for ingrown fingernail, if there is still no infection. Of course, these include taking proper care of nails and using certain home remedies to remove ingrown fingernails as well as their symptoms. Take some warm water, enough to soak your affected finger or toe, in a bowl. Take out your hand or foot and properly dry it with towel. Seriously. Except when you soak your fingers in warm water, they should remain dry.
Keeping your fingers wet or even moist may lead to growth of bacteria or fungi and give you infection.
You can clip off ingrown nail do this only if you are able to see thing clearly and easily, as soon as your nail and surrounding skin becomes soft after soaking.
Do not aggravate the real problem by pushing it deep into skin while making an attempt to clip it off. Take cotton piece and wedge it under edge of your nail where there’s an ingrown nail. Then again, if needed, you may take now this should be preferably done just after you have soaked your fingers in warm water. Just after soaking, both your nail and surrounding skin are soft and flexible. Thus it should not give you pain or create much problem in lifting nail as compared to so when your skin is rigid due to being dry. Now this act will lift away ingrown nail and will enable it to grow against your skin and not into it. Do this for few days till you get satisfied that now your nail ain’t in growing. Then, don’t let cotton there for a few hours and never for almost a day. So this gives rise to chances of nail getting infected easily. Soak your feet or hand where you have ingrown nail. Let it be in this solution for about 1520 minutes. Notice, Epsom salt can come to your help, I’d say if you are unable to bear pain and tenderness in your finger or e due to ingrown nail.
It can effectively reduce pain, tenderness and even infection of an ingrown toenail. Soak your hand or feet in this water for about ‘2025’ minutes. Take wedge of lemon and place it over your ingrown nail. Now take bandage and wrap it around lemon slice securing it with your toe. You may also use a band aid to hold lemon slice in place. Not only nail should not dig into your skin, it will also prevent any infection. Although, soak your hand or foot in this water for about 15-20 minutes. It shall not only make skin around your ingrown nail soft but will also relieve pain and infection if any. Essential oils like tea tree oil do wonders for such conditions where So there’s high probability of infection. Actually, that’s because of antibacterial and an anti fungal properties of this oil that it provides you much wanted relief. Add 24 drops of tree oil in warm water.
Now soak your hands or feet in this water for ‘1520’ minutes.
Repeat 2-3 times a day.
In any circumstances please do not forget to dry out your fingers after tosoak. Take ’24’ drops of tea tree oil and add this to 1 olive tbsp oil. It’s a well massage your finger gently with this oil at site of ingrown nail. You will see how skin becomes soft to give you relief, just after oil gets absorbed in your skin. Take some oil and massage into your finger at site of ingrown nail. Use clippers to clip off toe nail, when you feet that skin has become sufficient soft.
Do this only if you are able to see nail clearly and easily. Keep on massaging this oil and follow other remedies that your ingrown nail become soft over days, I’d say if not. You may clip off ingrown nail one fine day when it’s soft enough and is easily approachable. Take some baking soda and add enough castor oil to it to get a gum like paste. Apply this mixture on your finger with ingrown nail. If, however, you feel irritation, you must stop using it. Do this daily to remove your ingrown finger nail, I’d say if everything is all right. Besides, essential oils may bring relief to your ingrown nail ridden painful finger. Usually, for the most part there’re many essential oils that not only have pain relieving properties but are antiseptic and disinfectant we have got some essential oils and their properties that can be useful in treating ingrown finger nail in the apartments. Melaleuca oil It has antiseptic, anti inflammatory and pain relieving properties. Whenever numbing properties and is extensively used to cure skin infections, clove oil has pain relieving. Lavender oil has soothing properties that relieve skin irritation. Let me tell you something. Rosemary oil It has antibacterial, ‘antifungal’, ‘anti inflammatory’ and disinfectant properties. Tea tree oil has antibacterial and anti fungal properties. Take 1 it drop and apply this to your ingrown nail, So in case using only one oil. You may also dilute it with some olive oil and after all apply this to your ingrown finger nail. That is interesting right? Mix 1 every drop oil and apply it to your ingrown nail, Therefore in case using more than one oil.
You may wrap a bandage after applying oil blend. Whenever swelling and redness around your ingrown nail, within 2 – 4 days, you have to get relief from pain. You do not get any relief, consult your doctor, if within such time. Soak your feet or hand in this water for about 15-20 minutes. As a result. Be aware that color of your feet or hand may turn brownish for a couple of weeks. Eventually color will go. So it’s better not to follow any home treatment for ingrown fingernails as your foot needs proper care and treatment, Therefore if you have an ingrown toe nail and in addition have diabetes. Go to doctor for proper treatment of your toenail. Identical is true for people who suffer from other feet diseases or poor circulation in feet. However, go to doctor instead of treating ingrown fingernail in the apartments. With all that said… If you can not see any positive sign of improvement, go to doctor even if you do not see any visible sign of infection, after resorting to home treatment of ingrown fingernail.
It’s sometimes difficult to differentiate between symptoms of ingrown fingernail and those of infection as both have striking similarities like redness and swelling.
Always keep your fingernails trimmed straight across.
You shouldn’t try to keep them curved. Always keep your nails clean. Poor hygiene is amongst to causes of ingrown fingernails. In any circumstances please do not cut them So if you see sharp edges. Do not file hard or much deeper into your nails. Please do not try to round your nails. Nails that are rounded off have more chances to grow into skin leading to ingrown nails. Never rip off or tear off tips of your nails. That said, this might lead your nail edge to grow into to skin.
So it’s better to use nail clippers rather than scissors to cut your nails.
Wear ‘better fitting’ shoes, intention to prevent ingrown toenail.
And similar finger get enough space to move since Try to reduce pressure on your e by wearing sandals or open e shoes. Eventually, do not trim corner of your nails unless you are able to see them easily. A well-known fact that is. You do not develop ingrown finger nail because Always take proper care and maintain hygiene as mentioned above in to article. Basically, ingrown toe nails are what bother many people. Surely it’s really pathetic to have an ingrown toenail, while ingrown fingernails are painful and all. Although, you should wear your shoes all day long and an ingrown toe nail can really hurt you very badly in that compact space inside your shoes, after all. Just think for a moment. It is also place where your ingrown toe nail can become infected easily. You have to see a podiatrist and don’t need to treat indoors, if your toe nail has already caught infection. Furthermore, this can be risky. If it is yet not infected, you can follow tips below to eliminate your painful and irritating ingrown toenail.
So it’s first and basic thing that you must do.
Take some warm water in a foot basin and add a tsp of salt.
Soak your foot in this for about 15-20 minutes. Do this at least 3-4 times a day. You better don’t forget to dry your foot completely nearly any time. Anyway, moist feet are a breeding ground of bacteria and fungus. You can always make it more effective by adding certain natural ingredients like vinegar, Epsom salt, lemon juice or some essential oils like tea tree or lavender oil, while salt in warm soaking water is enough to give you relief. Besides, the various antiseptic, antibacterial and disinfectant properties of these natural ingredients shall not only prevent infection but will also since it is growing in wrong direction, into to skin. Of course it should grow against to skin. You can as soon as soaking foot. That said, this may ‘inspire’ nail to grow against skin! It going to be better if you keep nail in this lifted position for some amount of time. That said, next step tells you about how to do this. Push a little piece of cotton in between skin and lifted toenail, when you have lifted nail against your skin. So this will keep nail against skin and prevent it from coming in contact with it. Certainly, don’t forget to treat this piece of cotton with some antiseptic lotion. A well-known fact that is. You may use all natural tea tree oil. I’m sure it sounds familiar. Now when you have stuffed cotton piece, it has risk of sliding away from to toe nail.
To wrap it around your toe in a manner that holds piece in between skin and to toe nail. You always need to wear comfortable shoes and not only when you suffer from an ingrown toenail. Virtually, as you had padded your e with cotton piece and bandage. Wear an open sandal or at least a loose shoe, So in case possible. Of course, try to avoid wearing shoes or even socks when you are in the premises. Anyways, Undoubtedly it’s risky to keep moist cotton for long in between your toe nail and skin. It may give rise to some infection. Have you heard of something like this before? Remove it frequently.
I’d say if possible change it after every 2-3 hours. At least change it 2 3 times a day, Therefore if not. Always trim your toe nail properly. Nevertheless, what’s proper shape of a e nail that won’t give you ingrown nail! Generally, it’s straight. Now look. You’d better always cut nail perfectly straight without any pointed parts close to its edges. Therefore, you are increasing chances of causing an ingrown nail, So in case you round off your toenail. Did you hear about something like that before? Rounded off or nails with sharp edges have higher chances to become an ingrown toenail, you may take extra care by using toe nail clippers that are specially manufactured for to purpose, as mentioned earlier.
Therefore this becomes all more essential if you have tendency of getting ingrown toenail frequently.
Ordinary clippers or scissors are small and sometimes not able to trim to toe nails properly.
They may leave sharp edges there. If in nearly any 2 3″ weeks, regularly cut your toenail. So toe nails grow slowly than nails of your fingers that need to be clipped almost every week. On p of this, a lot of individuals tend to grow toe nails faster. Clip your toe nails as per need, So if you are one of them. Key is to not allowing to toe nails grow to such lengths that they become ingrown. Generally, cutting your toe nails often won’t give them chance to become ingrown.