How to Cure Ingrown Nails Fast
Before we look at ways of how to cure those ingrown nails fast lets first look at some of the main causes of ingrown nails.
· Predominantly one of the main causations of ingrown nails is poor fitting footwear. Shoes which are too narrow exert a greater pressure on the nails causing damage to the nail, nail bed and surrounding skin.
· Incorrect cutting of the nails. Always cut your nails straight across with a very gentle radius at the edges and always with a quality set of nail clippers.
· A localized trauma to the toe.
· In some cases the causation may be hereditary. I have seen cases where the nails are physically too large for the toes and because of this the nail curves down sharply into the skin, piercing the skin with the skin then growing over the nail.
Symptoms of ingrown nails
Common symptoms of ingrown nails include localized redness around the nail insertion which is generally accompanied with swelling of the area. Due to the swelling, the condition can be very painful and if infection takes hold in certain cases pus can ooze from around the nail.
The good news is that if you treat the ingrown nails fast you can avoid the majority of the painful intracations with a fair degree of success. In certain persistent cases a surgical procedure may be required to stop the condition reoccurring
How to cure ingrown nails fast
We have looked at the causes and symptoms of ingrown nails; now let’s look at how to cure ingrown nails. If you catch the condition early the following treatment can be very successful and you can carry out the simple steps yourself in the comfort of your home.
Here is what you will need and of course a little patience.
Procedure to Cure Ingrown Nails Fast
1) The first stage is to ensure that your nails are cut correctly. Cut the nails straight across with a gentle radius at the edges using a set of quality set of nail clippers.
2) The next stage is to prepare a bowl of warm water with some Epsom salts added. The water needs to be as warm as you feel comfortable with. Place your foot or the ingrown nail into the water and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. This action gives three benefits in that the nail is softened, it prevents any infection from setting in and it aids the healing process. Ensure that you thoroughly dry the nail and surrounding area when done
3) Using the tweezers nip off a small round piece of the cotton ball and using the pointed tool gently push the small piece of cotton ball under the corner of the ingrown nail. I don’t need to remind you not to push to hard because it is painful. The action of the cotton being gently pushed under the corner of the nail separates the nail from the skin into which it is growing.
4) Each day remove the piece of cotton with the tweezers, resoak your nails in warm water and Epsom salts and place a new piece of cotton wool under the nail corner. You can use a small amount of anti infection cream to aid the healing process and a small bandage to keep the cotton wool in place if required.
5) Ensure that you get air to the ingrown nail; if at home do not wear shoes or socks. If the weather outside allows try to wear open toed footwear for air circulation.
Persevere and show patience with the above steps and it will cure ingrown nails fast, certainly within a few weeks. However if for some reason the symptoms still persist talk to your doctor to discuss further treatment options.