You cant avoid this problem as it seems as one of the most painful things you will ever meet in your life. Maybe you are one of the people who are genetically safe from experiencing ingrown toenail, so you will never have to deal with it.
But, if the ingrown toenail occurs you will simply wish to torn your toenails off.
SO WHAT EXACTLY IS AN INGROWN TOENAIL?
It happens when your toenails are growing into your skin. At the beginning you will be aware of the problem with every next step you take.
But thats not all. As your nails grow inside, they will open your skin for many different bacterial infections. So it is up to you to prevent infections.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?
You can cause ingrown toenail with a simply accident, like dropping something on your foot that can split your skin and make it open for bacterial infections.
You will be vulnerable to ingrown toenails when playing soccer, so it is recommended to be barefoot at least one hour after the game so your feet can rest well.
Sometimes we are sacrificing our feet in the name of the beauty. Is it worth? Placing your feet in uncomfortable shoes will make your toes a perfect habitat for ingrown toenails.
The most vulnerable group are the teenagers with their sporadic growth spurts.
In order to neutralize any potential ingrown toenails wear comfortable footwear and if you are working with some heavy materials, use heavy boots to defend your toes.
3. IMPROPER TRIMMING
The easiest way to occur ingrown toenails is over trimming your toenails, which can also happen when some pedicurist is over trimming your toenails. So you or your pedicurist should never go over board when trimming your nails. Cut your nails straight across.
If you arent in the group of the people whose problem is fixed in their DNA, you are out of luck. Your body doesnt have the control of this issue.
HOW TO TREAT IT
If you are unlucky to be in a condition that makes prevention useless, there are still some things you can do before going to podiatrist.
Put your hurting toe in a bucket full with mixture of warm water and Epsom salts. Later clean the toe and use this powerful antibiotic recipe. So if there is no infection in your toe, you can try to dislodge the ingrown toenail.
Keep in mind to contact your podiatrist if there is no sign of improving for your toenail after two or three days.