How to get rid of ingrown toenails?

Some people have ingrown toenails and some don’t. If you have them, though, it’s always a good idea to learn how to get rid of them. It doesn’t take much more than some ointment and the right nail clipping technique. More importantly, it’s important that you realize the importance of getting rid of ingrown toenails so they don’t become a bigger problem down the line.

How to get rid of ingrown toenails

  • First and foremost, you need to apply a small amount of ointment to the area. You can get it at any medical store, or even better yet, you can buy it online.
  • Next, you need to stop shaving your feet. It’ll help with the ingrown toenails more than anything else because once you start growing hair on your feet, it will make things worse as far as the ingrown toenails go.
  • There are a few different ways that you can clip your nails but what most people do is use clippers that come with an angled tip and a shim set on them so they keep their nail in order longer when they’re clipped.
  • When you do clip your nails, make sure you keep them short. The shorter your nails are, the less chance there is that they will become ingrown.
  • Lastly, don’t wear sandals that rub your toes and heels since they’ll cause bacteria to build up and cause the ingrown toenail to form. It’s best to wear flat leather-soled shoes to prevent the problem altogether.

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FAQs about nails

How are nails formed?
Nails are formed in the nail matrix or nail bed. New nails continue to grow from the base of the existing nails.

What is a nail bed?
The nail bed is not a part of the skin but it is a membrane very close to it. This small portion of tissue that protects your nails from friction and from invading bacteria.

What makes up a nail?
Nail is made up of keratin protein in many different combinations and variations of that protein depending on your genetics, genetic predisposition, diet, environment and many other factors.