Sunday, April 13, 2014

INGROWN TOENAIL SOLUTION

INGROWN TOENAIL SOLUTION

An ingrown nail occurs when the toenail – usually on a big toe – grows into the soft tissue at the side of the nail.

  • Soak your foot in warm water to soften the nail. Dry and thyen insert a tiny wisp of sterile cotton between the edge of the nail and the toe.
  • Apply some antiseptic to the painful tissue, particularly if it is inflamed.
  • Avoid pointed toe shoes or shoes that are too tight. They not only add to the problem, they probably are the cause of the problem.
  • Never cut your toenails too short. Cut straight across with a nail clipper made specifically for toenails.
  • Watch for infection. An infection in the feet can lead to more serious problems, particularly for diabetics.