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Top 5 remedies for the treatment of ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenails can be very painful and at times need the attention of a professional, but there are some things you can do on your own. Ingrown toenails are common among those who wear closed-toe shoes for longer duration.

Home Remedies By Amrita Kumari / Feb 15, 2017

Painful toenail

People suffering from diabetes or other health problems that cause poor blood circulation to the feet are at a higher risk of developing this painful nail problem.Pressure on the toes and nails from poor-fitting shoes combined with the moisture from sweat is a recipe for toenail trouble.

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Epsom salt

Epsom salt or magnesium sulphate is effective for treating ingrown toenails. Mix 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt in lukewarm water and soak your feet in this solution for 15-20 minutes. It will reduce the pain and inflammation of skin around the toe area.

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Lavender oil

The antibacterial and antiseptic activity of lavender oil makes it a helpful pain reliever. In addition with glycerine lavender oil is known to help in reducing pain due to ingrown toenails.

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If you want an instant relief from ingrown toenail apply a fresh mixture of organic turmeric on the affected area. Apply a paste of turmeric powder and musterd oil on the ingrown toenail and cover it with bandage. Use of this paste for 2-3 days will surely give you permanent relief from pain and inflammation.

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Peppermint oil

Peppermint oil being rich in antiseptic properties is known to prevent any further infection and fungal growth. It thus suppresses the ingrown toenail.


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