Treatment Of Ingrown Toenail


Infection and inflammation of the skin and tissue around the toenails are a big problem for many people. The pain and the pus are caused by inflammation that occurs in the ingrown toenail skin.

Ingrown toenail is a condition in which the edges of the nail cuts the surrounding skin and continues to grow in it. This can be very painful and uncomfortable experience, and what is worse, it is possible to be repeated.

It occurs as a result of wearing tight shoes, socks, mechanical injuries, poor hygiene, foot deformities and poor nail trimming. The big toe is the one that suffers most often.

The affected areas are easily infected causing redness, swelling and pain. Therefore, wearing shoes and sometimes even socks causes great suffering. If you do not respond to the first signs, the fester infection can go deeply into the skin and further increase the pain and complicate the situation. If you seek medical advice, the doctors will prescribe you some oral antibiotics for infection, and if the problem repeats – you must undergo a surgery for complete or partial removal of the nail.

Therefore, at the first signs you should react immediately and not let the inflammation to get complicated:

  • Immediately apply coating made from aloe leaves:

Use ready aloe gel or pick 1 leaf of cactus, grind it and put it in a cap or a similar mold in which you will put your big toe. After that put some socks on and leave them on for 12 hours. Repeat the procedure until the inflammation calms down.

Aloe has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties, and also hydrates and softens the skin. If you respond promptly, the redness will be gone in just one day. Otherwise you need to repeat the procedure for a few days.

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