There are so many people in the world that deal with ingrown-toenail which is a lasting disease. There are many factors that cause a nail’s growth underneath the skin, but the good news is that there are numerous conventional as well as surgical ways to solve the problem. However, some of these methods are expensive. Fortunately, there are some natural ways to deal with this problem, but only if it is in an early phase where there are yet no signs of any complications.
How to remove an ingrown toenail without any surgery
First of all, make your skin and nails softer. In order to achieve that, you will need to prepare a hot bath.
Just pour 3 tbs of baking soda in around 5 liters of water and you can also put some salt. Make sure the water you will use is not beyond 37oC. When the bath is completed you can pull out the nail that has ingrown in your skin.
Moreover, you can use a sticking plaster to apply it on the noticed ingrown toenail area. This will help you ease the process as the toneail will become more accessible.
You will need a small cotton ball in order to raise the end of the nail. Place it between the skin and the nail with tweezers. Before you place the cotton on the affected area apply some antibacterial cream like iodine. Let it to stay 24 hours and then replace the cotton. You will need to use this technique for 15 days and by then, the nail should be back in the ordinary condition.
If you are not feeling comfortable putting the cotton between the skin and the nail, prepare a mixture of 1 tbsp of raw honey and 1 garlic clove (ground) or Aloe Vera and apply it on the affected area. It will help you since the mixture has a powerful antiseptic properties.
The key to this method is that your skin must be soft and to change the cotton that is used during the procedure, on a daily basis. When you’re finished with the procedure, just scrape the nail’s outer part.
Perform your pedicures on a regular basis in the future and if you find some infection on the pus and nail, consult your doctor.