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How to use Nail cutter/Nail trimmer for an Ingrown Toenail (Some Special Info)

You passed by a shoe shop and fell in love with a pair of white crystal high heel shoe. As much as you wanted to buy it, you’re worried that you may not be able to wear it for long. What could possibly be the reason? It could be because you have an ingrown nail on you right foot, and every time you put on your work shoes you have to endure hours of agonizing foot pain.

What is an ingrown toe nail in the first place? It is a medical condition in which the corner or side of the toenail grows and cuts the soft flesh of the toe, causing foot pain. This can be accompanied by swelling, redness, and sometimes, infection. According to research, this condition is found only in shoe-wearing countries, since ingrown nails are caused by the downward pressure on the nails by the shoe.

An image of ingrown toenail treatment by nail cutter

An image of ingrown toenail treatment by nail cutter

Ingrown Nail Removal Procedure with a Nail Trimmer

Before starting the ingrown toenail removal procedure through the use of nail cutter or nail trimmer, you need to prepare a sterilize nail clippers, tweezers or nipper, cotton, ice, antiseptic cream, plaster, pain killer (if needed) and Epsom salt. Choose a well-lighted place to remove your ingrown nail. Clean the toe with alcohol, and then remove the dry skin around the infected area.

Next step to follow on an ingrown toenail removal procedure will require you to pull up the nail as far as possible with the tweezers. If bleeding occurs press a cotton ball on the wound and place some ice to make it numb. With the nail clipper, remove the ingrown nail. Clear the blood and apply antiseptic cream. You can take a pain killer medicine if the pain is extreme.

Nail Clipper/Cutter/Trimmer are Essential Tools if handled properly : Owning a nail clipper, may it be big or small comes in handy in case of a broken nail or removing an ingrown toenail. Although nail clippers has different sizes, styles, or colors, their purposes are the same but if you’re looking for convenience, you must choose between fingernail clippers and toenail clippers which is usually smaller than the previous. Their concave and convex shapes has something to do with easy cutting and appropriate application of pressure especially with complicated foot pain issues caused by an ingrown toenail.

A nail clipper in order to be effective in ingrown toenail removal, must follow certain and careful steps to execute the process. Including in these steps is determining whether the blades are positioned not too close to the cutting edges in order to avoid accidental cut of the skin. A smooth turn of 180 degrees is needed to clean up any rough spots left on the nail. Using a nail clipper to remove a painful ingrown toenail might be easy to use at first look but it requires your full attention as well to lessen the pain as much as possible.

Ingrown Toenail Home Treatment

Undergoing an ingrown toenail treatment depends on how severe the case is. In worse conditions, ingrown toenail removal can be done through surgery. But if the ingrown nail is not causing too many complications, an ingrown toenail home treatment can be easily done on your own. No one else knows your pain but yourself, so you might as well do the treatment through your own initiative.

Different Methods of Ingrown Toenail Prevention and Treatment

There are several methods of ingrown toenail home treatment. These tips can help you lessen the pain and avoid infection. You can try soaking your foot (or feet) in warm water mixed with Epsom salt for five to ten minutes to relieve soreness. If the nail breaks the skin, clean the area and apply antibiotic cream to prevent infection. But never try to remove the ingrown toenail if it cuts deep through the skin; this could cause further complication.

As much as possible, do not try some old wives’ remedy without a medical basis, like rubbing coal oil to the affected area. To avoid discomfort or foot pain, do not wear shoes that are too tight for your feet. If you are just at home, it would be better if you would wear any open toed footwear like sandals or flip flops. Wear only white socks; it was recently discovered that the dye from colored socks can actually leak into the wound caused by the ingrown nail and thus cause more foot pain and complication.

The Viable Way for Treatment and Self Care for Your Ingrown Toenail

An ingrown toenail is a common condition that is also known as Onychocryptosis. This condition mainly occurs in the
large toes due to the growth of the nail edge into the flesh of the toe. This sideways growth of the nail pushes into the skin causing it to break.

Symptoms range from redness, soreness, inflammation to yellow or clear pus and lead to a lot of foot pain and foot problems. This problem can be treated at home, but if severe, professional ingrown toenail treatment should be sought.

What are the Risk Factors of an Ingrown Toenail?

Some people are more prone to this condition compared to others. Some common practices such as wearing tight shoes, injuries to the toenails or cutting them too short or unevenly might lead to this condition. Other risks factors that are unavoidable include diabetes, fungal disease, obesity, arthritis, excessive sweating, age and so much more. Moreover, previous nail surgery and repeated injury to the foot can also trigger an ingrown toenail.

An image of an ingrown toenail self care treatment instructions.

An image of an ingrown toenail self care treatment instructions.

Home Treatment and Remedies

It is most advisable to treat the toenail as soon as you detect the symptoms to avoid further complications.

Diluting white vinegar, Clorox bleach footbath and Epsom salts in warm water followed by soaking the foot for about 10 minutes is a good home remedy. This practice not only reduces swelling but will also make the toe less tender.
One can also buy an antibiotic ointment and apply to the area before bandaging. Keep the foot elevated at all times to reduce pressure on the toe as well.

After each soaking, one should place dental floss or cotton beneath the ingrown toe nail. While doing this, remember to change the cotton and dental floss on a daily basis. After some time, the toenail will eventually grow above the toenail.

While you are still sick, wear sensible shoes such as open shoes to avoid wet and warm conditions that would encourage the growth of bacteria worsening the infection.

Professional Treatment

If, after an ingrown toenail home treatment, there is no change or the infection and pain increases, it is better seek professional help. Many professionals such as podiatrists, pediatricians, dermatologists and other physicians engage in ingrown toe nail treatment.

If mild, the doctor will use conservative methods such as soaks, dental floss and give you some antibiotics as well.

Advanced cases will involve ingrown toenail removal surgery. The doctor numbs the toe with anesthesia before trimming the ingrown portion. On the other hand, recurrent conditions are treated by removing both the toenail and the nail bed to prevent further growth. This can be done by laser or by using a chemical and is commonly known as Matricectomy.

With excellent and urgent medical care, it only takes a short recovery period. The best way to avoid an ingrown toenail is to adopt a healthy lifestyle and ensuring to trim the toenails properly.

How to fix an Ingrown Toenail in “30 Days” before it becomes Massive (Easy Methods of Precautions and Treatment)

When it comes to conditions of the feet, for many people there is nothing worse than an ingrown toenail. Honestly, the pain is absolutely horrendous as that rouge nail begins to grow deep into your soft skin. If you are suffering from this condition you can look forward to incredible amounts of pain, socks caked in blood and possibly blood infections. It is therefore absolutely vital that you have the problem sorted as soon as possible. On this page I want to discuss a couple of options that you have at your disposal. The first is remedies that you can carry out in the comfort of your own home, and the second ingrown toenail surgery. Let’s take a peek shall we?

Firstly, it is worth noting that ingrown toenails can only be removed by surgical methods if they are too advanced. Quite often it is difficult to spot ingrown toenails during the early stages, and thus for many people this is the only option. Second point, if you are doing ingrown toenail treatment at home, do NOT try to cut out the nail. It will only end up making the problem worse.

An image of ingrown toenail treatment

An image of ingrown toenail treatment

The first thing you are going to need to do is soak your toe for around 30 minutes in a warm water and salt solution. This will soften the skin up a little bit. You can then slide some dental floss underneath the ingrown toenail which should hopefully allow it to grow out a tiny bit. Your aim is to guide it away from digging into the skin. Of course, this is only going to be suitable if your toenail is only at a very early stage of its growth. Remember, when you are doing this method you want to be sure that the toe does not get infected. Therefore every couple of days you will want to apply some antibacterial ointment to the location. At some point, you should be able to cut out the nail!
If that doesn’t work, or if the problem is slightly more severe then you will need to look into surgical treatment. This will be carried out under local anaesthetic (meaning you won’t be put to sleep!). The doctor will first put a strap around the toe to stop the anaesthetic travelling away from the toe. They will then inject around 8 different injections into your toe to ensure it is totally numb. Once this has been done they will carefully splice the nail out. This does get pretty messy! The whole procedure will last about 20 minutes. If you suffer from reoccurring ingrown toenails then they may remove the whole nail (takes about 6 months to grow back). In addition to this they may apply a solution which will stop the nail growing again down the sides.
As you can see, removing an ingrown toenail isn’t all that difficult. Please don’t be put off by the idea of surgery though, it is a lot less painful than living with this condition!

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