An incarnated nail, also known as a buried nail, is a very painful state, triggered by the growth of the nail that slowly damages and advance into the surrounding flesh. This causes a great deal of pain and it manifests by redness of the skin, this inflamed skin is tender to the touch and makes is very vulnerable to developing some kind of infection that should be treated immediately to avoid more serious complications.
Usually, the feet are a subject of this problem, or to be precise the most common victim is the big toe. Ingrown nails on toes can be caused if you have an irregular or curved toenail, wear footwear that places a lot of pressure on the big toes (socks or shoes that are too tight).
An ingrown nail can be also caused by poor posture toenail injury, including stubbing your toe, dropping something heavy on your foot, or kicking a ball repeatedly.
No matter the cause, to get rid of them great treatments are needed. But if the problem is not too advanced, with a little patience you can treat it with some home remedies and in a short time, you will be enjoying healthy hands or feet. Follow the instructions of these homemade treatments and say goodbye to your ingrown nails.
How to Release Ingrown Toenails Naturally
1. Antiseptic cream
This homemade ointment includes natural ingredients that mixed together can help in releasing ingrown toenails and prevent them from coming back. Applied periodically this mixture of essential oils essential reduces inflammation, combat pain and prevent infections.
- 5 drops of eucalyptus oil
- 5 drops of lavender oil
- 5 drops of tea tree oil
- 2 drops mint oil
- 1 drop of oregano oil
- 60 ml of coconut oil
- 60 ml of aloe vera gel
In a mixing bowl put 60ml of coconut oil and 60ml of the aloe gel. If the coconut oil is solid, place it in the microwave for a few seconds so it can soften.
Finally, add the essential oils and mix very well. Keep it in a glass jar, that you’ll put in a cool and dry place.
Massage your ingrown nail every night with this mixture. Gently release the affected skin while massaging. Make sure the cream is interacting with the injured flesh to aid in its healing. Once you release cut the excess of the nail.
2. Essential oil
The use of essential oils is one of the best remedies because through the massage the place relaxes and the nail can be released more easily and the flesh can heal more quickly without the danger of infections. You can’t go wrong no matter which oil you choose but for a better result we recommend: Tea tree, cyprus, clove, lavender and rosemary oil. To enhance their powers you can mix them, but be sure that when mixing essential oils you always must use a carrier oil (olive or coconut, for example )that will hold em together.
Before you begin the treatment of the nail you need to soak your feet, about 15 minutes in warm water with neutral soap or Epsom salts, to keep the area clean, the warm water also softens the skin and the nail will be easier to release. Cut out excess nails.