How can you stay calm and walk when your nails get stuck in the flesh?
When this happens, daily life is badly affected and the risk of foot infection increases.
This is a common problem that affects thousands, if not millions, of people for years, even though it is not very difficult to get rid of.
Toenails are a very painful but very common foot problem that can occur on one or both sides of the toenails.
Tight shoes, bruises, jeans and improperly cut nails can cause pain and swelling, redness or infection.
However, if faced with this, these home remedies can be helpful in relaxing.
First soak your feet in water for a while or clean the skin of the affected area, after the skin is dry take 2 to 3 drops of mint oil and apply it on the affected area. Repeat this process twice a day. Menthol in mint oil will reduce pain while being a disinfectant it will also provide protection against further infections.
Baking soda is a natural disinfectant that reduces the risk of infection caused by nails sinking into the flesh. Take half a teaspoon of baking soda and add a few drops of water to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on and around the affected area, then cover with a bandage.
Take a small amount of coconut oil and apply it on the wound and the surrounding area, repeat this process twice a day. The fatty acids in coconut oil are fungicides and anti-inflammatory, which help to get rid of nail fungus.
Grind 2 to 3 pieces of garlic and then apply them on the wound, then cover the paste with a bandage and leave it overnight.
Cut the onion and place a piece on the wound, then tie a bandage over it and leave it overnight. Do this before going to bed at night. The ingredients in onions help to get rid of this problem as well as protect against fungus.
Soak In Water
It is also possible to reduce swelling and pain by dipping the affected foot in lukewarm water. For this purpose, soak in lukewarm soapy water for 20 minutes on Monday. Doing this three times a day will help to get rid of this problem quickly.
Dip your feet in salt water twice a day for 15 to 20 minutes. If the nails are not infected, they will start to grow out and then cut them properly from the top.
This is a popular tip in which a piece of cotton is placed inside the nail where it penetrates into the skin, then the nail starts to grow outwards and you get a chance to cut it properly. Yes, to prevent infection, soak a piece of cotton wool in apple cider vinegar and change it daily.
To change the direction of the nails penetrating the skin, place a piece of soft toothpaste in its corner, cut off the protruding part of the thread and leave it there, separating the nails from the affected part. This will help reduce the pain.
Apply a small amount of wax to the affected nails and then cover with a bandage. The oils in the wax have antiseptic properties while its lubrication helps to soften the nails, making it easier to bend. It happens.
Take a teaspoon of turmeric and mix it with some water to make a paste and apply it on the affected area and leave it for a few hours and then clean it, or cover it with a bandage and let the paste dry. Repeat the process. Due to its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, turmeric helps in relieving this ailment.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, preventing infections and soothing inflamed skin. To use it, take some cotton wool and dip it in apple cider vinegar. Then apply the bandage on the affected nails and leave it on for a few hours. After removing the bandage, dry the area.
Lemon Juice and Honey
Lemons and honey also have antiseptic effects on the skin and fight against possible infections in infected nails. Apply a drop of lemon juice and a little honey on the affected area, then wrap the affected area with a bandage and leave it overnight. Repeat this process every night until the nails get better.
Cut the Nails Properly
If you want to avoid this problem in the future, trim your nails properly. Always start cutting nails from the corners, not the middle. The smoother the corners, the less likely it is that the nails will sink into the flesh. Avoid sharp corners and do not cut them too short as this will allow them to sink into the skin. Cut nails every 2 to 3 weeks.
Wear Comfortable Shoes
If you have ever had this problem, choose shoes that provide more space for your fingers. It is best to use shoes made of soft fibers that allow the skin to ‘breathe’ while also giving space to the fingers. Tight and uncomfortable shoes often cause the flesh to sink into the nails.
See a Doctor
If any method does not work and the nails do not improve in 2 to 3 days, consult a doctor. General practitioners are also usually successful in treating this problem, but if the matter is complicated or the affected area becomes very swollen, consult a specialist.