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The Painful Facts of Ingrown Toenails

Written by Intercosmetics
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 — 0 Comments

Anyone can be a victim of the annoying ingrown found in toenails. This ingrown oftentimes attacks the big toe which causes severe pain, swelling, redness and worse, infection. When you have ingrown, your initial reaction is to get rid of it immediately. But, didn’t you know that no matter how frequent you have a pedicure, ingrown will always be there. It is indeed a burden to your feet.

The symptoms of ingrown is very obvious – the pain in your toes from either one or both sides, redness and swelling.

There are four common causes of having ingrown and these includes: cutting your nails too short or not straight across, wearing shoes that can crowd your toenails, having naturally curved nails and injuring your toenails.

If worse happens, ingrown can lead to health-related problems like serious bone infection. So if ever you are already suffering from diabetes, the infection will not heal fast or worse, it won’t heal at all at might lead to other serious problems pertaining to your health.

If ever there are signs that you have ingrown, it is best that you consult medical professionals for easier treatment. The basic treatment for ingrown though includes lifting the nail, partially removing the nail, or total removal of the nail and tissue. Doctors will prescribe antibiotics to avoid other infection from the removal of your nail.

Ingrown still have remedies that you can do at home just like soaking your feet 15-20 minutes in warm water, placing dental floss or cotton under your toenails, applying antibiotic cream, wearing comfortable footwear and taking pain relievers. But still, the best way to get rid of ingrown is to stay away from it. Taking good care of your feet and nails is your key to avoid ingrown.

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