In order to get rid of ingrown nails, you have to know what causes them in the first place. The typical cause of ingrown nails is poor trimming of the tip of the fingernail. This causes the side of the fingernail to grow into the soft tissue of the skin. The most common cause of ingrown nails are: nail biting, improper nail trimming and improper nail cleaning. Other reasons include an infected cut on the tip of the finger.
You can get rid of ingrown toenails by using the same type of nail clippers as for clipping your nails. Do not use scissors because the cut will be deep enough to pull out your nail. You should make a circular cut on the side of the nail, about three to four millimeters in diameter. You can use a file or an emery board. Make sure you use the same tool to get rid of the ingrown nail as you used to trim your nail. If you use another tool to get rid of an ingrown toenail, the nail may become irritated and blood may appear on the same side of the nail.
To clean an ingrown toenail, first remove the cut and then soak the nail in salt water for several hours until it falls out. Then you need to apply hydrogen peroxide to this area. Don’t use too much hydrogen peroxide because you don’t want to damage the skin around your nail. Then clean the area with an emery board. You can also use a cotton ball soaked in hydrogen peroxide. It is important to avoid getting hydrogen peroxide on your clothing as it dries clothing and irritates your skin.
Finally, apply hydrogen peroxide directly to the ingrown toenail. Rubbing hydrogen peroxide into your nail will help dissolve the dead skin and release the cut. Once the cut is free, you will want to use a clipper to shave off the remaining nail and heal the ingrown toenail at the tip.
If you decide to use hydrogen peroxide, it is important to rub it in gently to prevent the chemical from getting on your skin. You don’t want to burn the skin or the incision site.
The final tip for getting rid of an ingrown toenail is to apply a thick moisturizer to the affected area of the nail before shaving. This will help close the cut area of the nail and prevent the ingrown nail from growing. You must repeat this process until you get rid of the ingrown toenail.
These tips work very well when you follow a proper routine in treating your ingrown nail. They are not very expensive and the cost is minimal compared to the pain of surgery. When you start to feel any type of pain or tenderness around the cut, you should stop using the treatment and consult with your doctor. If you continue to have pain after using these treatments, talk to your doctor about a more aggressive treatment.
If you are diligent in taking care of your fingernail, you should have no problem eliminating the problem. In the meantime, you can use hydrogen peroxide to help stop the infection and help with the healing. process of removing the cut.
Remember, you do not want to use hydrogen peroxide on a cut because it will bleach the skin. The best way to treat an ingrown fingernail is to avoid using products that contain bleach. If you cannot avoid using products, then use a moisturizer on the affected area of the fingernail to keep the cut open and keep moisture in the area.
Do not forget to wash the cut off area thoroughly after hydrogen peroxide treatment. You do not want any blood left behind to spread to the surrounding skin so you must make sure that the area is clean and dry before continuing to use hydrogen peroxide.
Using hydrogen peroxide for treating an ingrown fingernail will help to stop the infection and get the infected area back to its healthy state. Just remember to take care of the treatment and keep the area clean and dry.