When one or both sides of your nail grow under the skin on the soft parts of the thumb is known as ingrown toenail – chronic diseases that can be caused by many reasons.
Different chirurgical and conservative methods can cure the illness, but it can be also done at home in the early stages, before the complications occur.
The right growth of your nail doesn’t irritate the skin of the toe which represents crucial thing for the curing to be successful. You have to do the following for this purpose.
Make the nails and skin become softer by making a hot bath for your toes. Put 3 tbsp of sodium bicarbonate in 5 liters water (you can optionally add salt) where the temperature should not be more than 37 C. Remove the in growth nail after the bath.
You can also take a sticking plaster and stick the affected area of your thumb if you want to make the procedure easier. You will make you’re your nail more approachable by doing this. Put some cotton between the skin and the nail by raising the end of your nail with tweezers. Soak the cotton in some antibacterial cream ( iodine) before applying for getting the best results.
Change the cotton and the wrapper after 24 hours. Do this method for 15 days. The nail will grow in a short period of time.
If you have problems to put the cotton between skin and the nail at the beginning, put a mixture between garlic and honey (mix grinded garlic clove and 1 tbsp of organic honey) or aloe vera over it – the cream should be antiseptic.
The most important thing in this procedure is to soften the skin and to change the cotton between the skin and the nail every day. Rasp the ends of the nail after succeeding in the procedure.
Do not forget to do pedicures in the future.
If there is an infection on the pus and nail, you should definitely visit your doctor. Source