Ingrown toenails can be caused by a wide range of different things, and having close fitting footwear that restricts space is among the most common of all. An ingrown toenail will grow into the surrounding soft tissues and this can cause redness, swelling, and pain.
Depending on the severity of the problem, it may be necessary to have the toe removed. It can sometimes be treated without removal, though, and treatment will mainly focus on reducing the inflammation and pain.
There are various home remedies that can help you to achieve this and here’s a look at just a few of the most popular.
Home Remedy #1: Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is just as it sounds: vinegar made from apples. It is sometimes used in cooking or in salads, and many people think that it also holds numerous health benefits. It is also a common ingredient when it comes to making home remedies for a wide range of ailments.
An ingrown toenail can get infected. Apple cider vinegar will help to stop this from happening because it has antifungal and antibacterial properties. It is also able to help reduce inflammation, which can help to relieve some of the pain. To use it as a remedy, you can apply some gently to the affected nail twice a day.