Home Treatment Tips:

Soak and Clean: Soak the affected foot in warm water three times a day for 15-20 minutes to reduce pain and swelling (Mayo Clinic). Afterwards, gently pull the nail away from the skin using a cotton swab or dental floss.

Epsom Salt Soak: Add Epsom salt to your foot bath to soften the skin, making it easier to remove the nail.

Vapor Rub: Applying vapor rub can help relieve pain and promote healing.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Apply a few tablespoons to the toe or ingest it with honey to encourage healing.

Keep it Clean: Use antibiotic cream and a bandage to protect the toe from bacteria.

Preventing Ingrown Toenails:

Proper Nail Care: Trim nails regularly and avoid cutting them too short. Nails should align with the top of your toe.

Appropriate Footwear: Wear properly fitting shoes to prevent excessive pressure on your toes.

Remember, early treatment of an ingrown toenail is crucial. Neglecting the issue can escalate the problem, leading to more serious infections. Treat your feet well to avoid ingrown toenails, and address any issues promptly to prevent complications.