Lemon To Cure Ingrown Toenail
Use lemon juice or lemon to lower the chance of your ingrown toenail becoming infected.
If you have a mild case you can try soaking of the toe that's affected in a mixture of warm water and Epsom salts for about 15 days, 2 or 3 times a day and cut the nail straight across then gently rub the skin from the toenail. You can put little puffs of clean cotton under the edge of the nail and let the nail grow out from the skin.
Hydrogen Peroxide To Cure Ingrown Toenail
You can also soak a little bit of cotton in hydrogen peroxide to clean the infected part of the foot.
Trimming The Nails
The length of your toenails should extend just beyond the tips of your toes. If you are cutting them much shorter than that, then you have an increased risk that they will curl and cut into the skin.Your toenails should be cut straight across, not curved to match the shape of the front of your toes. If you have your nails done by a pedicurist, be sure to request a straight, rather than a curved cut. If you have difficulty doing your own nails and you prefer not to visit a nail salon, you can visit a podiatrist for your regular trim.
Avoiding Shoes And Socks
Always select proper footwear. Avoid tight socks, and when selecting shoes, ensure that there's enough wiggle room in all three dimensions at the toe. The shoe should not be putting any pressure on the top of your toe, nor should your toes be crammed tightly together. Keep your feet clean. This may seem like a no-brainer, but a quick and thorough once-over of your feet while you're showering is not only the best way of avoiding infection, but it's the best way to spot potential problem areas that may require the attention of a podiatrist.