Ingrown toenails are those wherein the nail begins to grow into the skin, as opposed to over it. While it usually occurs in the big toe, it can affect any nail. Mostly, it is adults with long and curved nails who are prone to ingrowth. If left untreated, it can cause pain, infection, inflammation and pus-collection. We recommend treating ingrown toenails with urgency to prevent further discomfort and complications.
Foot soaks are highly recommended for those prone to ingrown toenails. Soaks soften the surrounding skin and tissue and promotes normal growth. One can use a white vinegar and water soak with ratio 1:4 or 2 tablespoons of Epsom salts in one quart of water. Soaking your feet in these solutions once a day can help in healing and preventing infection. Otherwise, you should keep your feet dry and away from any moisture.
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