health treatments


Question by  Emer (19)

What is the best home treatment for an ingrown thumbnail?

I am not crazy about the shots a doctor gives you to remove an ingrown thumbnail, I would like to treat it myself at home.


Answer by  worker2746 (2434)

An ingrown nail can be very painful. The best treatment for this is to soak the infected area in warm water and soap. Often people will also use Epsom salt treatments to help cure the issue. Keep the area covered and away from any dirt or other items that can carry forward infection.


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

Remove the piece of nail embedded in the corner with nail clippers and place a small piece of cotton under the corner to keep it from embedding. The cotton may need to be replaced daily. The nail should also be cut straight across to prevent the corners from embedding.


Answer by  silkey46 (47)

If not infected secure a lemon wedge around the nail with a band-aid or gauze overnite. This will loosen the skin so you can free the nail.


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

I would say that you should try and keep it really short. You may have to dig it out the first time, but I think you will be ok in doing so.


Answer by  Zenki (231)

You should soak your foot (with an ingrown thumbnail) in a lukewarm water and salt,now you can remove your ingrown easily because it is already soften.


Answer by  Jro (88)

I have used these bandaids you can get from any drug and health isle, that has like a bridge you push into the ingrown part to releive pain.

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