An ingrown toenail is not a pleasant thing to have, however one can treat ingrown toenail problems naturally. Natural ways are very pleasant, yet effective and can be used in a multitude of ways.
Treat Ingrown Toenail Problems Naturally
One way is to use essential oils. You can choose an essential oil with antibacterial properties such as lavender, tea tree, or oregano and place a few drops in olive oil, and then apply to the affected toenail. You can also add a few drops of a selected essential oil to a basin of warm water with Epsom salts and soak the affected toenail as a source of comfort.
Herbal infused oils can also help treat ingrown toenail problems. A good herbal oil to use is St. John’s Wort. This herbal oil can take away the pain that usually comes with having an ingrown toenail. It is suggested to take a small amount of this herbal oil and then massage it on and around the toe for pain relief.
Calendula oil is also another good choice to treat your ingrown toenail. Calendula oil will help heal the inflamed tissue of the infected ingrown toenail.
Homeopathic medicine is another way to treat infected toenail problems. A homeopathic calendula tincture is a good choice for soaking an afflicted toe. A few drops of homeopathic calendula tincture in a basin of warm water promotes healing.
Hydrotherapy is also used to treat ingrown toenail problems. You can take a hot or cold compress and wrap it around the afflicted toe leaving it on overnight. A warm soak that contains hydrogen peroxide is often used by some, as well, for a hydrotherapy treatment.
Changing one’s diet is also seen as a remedy to treat ingrown toenail problems. It is believed that getting more vitamin C in the diet through fresh fruits and vegetables can help boost the immune system.
A strong immune system can help fight off infection, or prevent infection from occurring with an ingrown toenail. A supplement of Vitamin C from a local health food store can also help get more Vitamin C into your diet.
Vitamin B can also help with an ingrown toenail as it helps to prevent, as well as treat them, in case they occur due to a Vitamin B deficiency in your diet. Eating a diet rich in whole grains or taking a supplement can help.
If natural treatments are not helping you treat ingrown toenail problems, then you should check with a physician for further assistance.