6 Remedies to Treat Ingrown Toenails at Home

Ingrown toenail is a painful nail disease in which our nail grows directly into one or both sides of the nail beg, cutting it. It is really unpleasant condition that usually happens to people who wear shoes for a long time on a daily basis. (1)

Symptoms of ingrown toenails:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Discharge of yellow fluid
  • Watery discharge with traces of blood
  • Fiver

Here we are going to give you 6 homemade remedies for treating ingrown toenails.

Apple Cider Vinegar

You need to dilute a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar in some warm water and then soak your feet in it. Let it stay for 20 minutes. This will help you relieve the pain and discomfort.

Warm Bath with Epson Salt

It is known that Epson salt reduces irritations, soften the nails and disinfect the foot. In warm water add 3 tablespoons of this salt and soak your foot in it for 30 minutes. (2)

Hydrogen Peroxide

You should mix half a cup of hydrogen peroxide in water. Then put your foot in it and keep it for 20 minutes. Hydrogen peroxide soften the nails and prevents infections.

Lemon slice

You can also treat your ingrown toenail with a lemon slice. Just place it on your nail and secure it using a bandage or gauze. Leave it overnight. (3)

Cotton Wedge under the Nail

Soak your feet in warm water for few minutes and then dry them. After that, place a small piece of cotton between your nail and the skin. Replace the cotton every day.


We all know that turmeric has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties.

Mix ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder with a one teaspoon of mustard oil. Apply the paste on your toe and cover it with bandage. Repeat this several times a day. (4)

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