Home Remedies For Ingrown Toenails
1. Soak your feet in warm water:
Do this for 15 to 20 minutes three to four times a day. Soaking reduces swelling and relieves tenderness.
2. Place cotton or dental floss under your toenail:
After each soaking, put fresh bits of cotton or waxed dental floss under the ingrown edge. This will help the nail grow above the skin edge.
3. Apply antibiotic cream:
Put antibiotic ointment on the tender area and bandage the toe.
4. Choose sensible footwear:
Consider wearing open-toed shoes or sandals until your toe feels better.
5. Take pain relievers:
Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve) may help ease the toe pain.