21st October 2019

mayoclinic
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How can I cure an ingrown toenail?

Here's how:
  1. Soak your feet in warm water. Do this for 15 to 20 minutes three to four times a day.
  2. Place cotton or dental floss under your toenail. After each soaking, put fresh bits of cotton or waxed dental floss under the ingrown edge.
  3. Apply antibiotic cream.
  4. Choose sensible footwear.
  5. Take pain relievers.

How do I relieve an ingrown toenail?

Here are some ideas:
  1. Try a foot soak.
  2. Keep your foot dry except when soaking.
  3. Take an over-the-counter pain-relieving medication, like acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
  4. Gently pull the skin away from the nail using a small nail file or other blunt device that won't cut or hurt the toe.

How do you treat infected ingrown toenail?

You can also try these remedies at home:
  1. Soak the toe for about 15 minutes in a bathtub or bucket filled with warm water and salt. Do this three to four times a day.
  2. Rub a medicated ointment on the toe and wrap it in a clean bandage.
  3. To treat an ingrown toenail, gently lift the corner of the nail.
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