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Home Remedies for the Treatment of Ingrown Toenails

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  • An ingrown toenail can cause crippling pain and occurs when a sharp edge of the toenail begins to grow inward, cutting into the skin at the side of the toe, causing infection and discomfort
  • While surgery is often the best solution for an ingrown toenail, there are a number of at-home remedies that can be helpful during the early stages
  • To reduce pain and speed healing, soak your feet in Epsom salt, hydrogen peroxide or apple cider vinegar. Helpful topical remedies include Vicks VapoRub, White Flower oil, oregano oil, lemon and turmeric paste

By Dr. Mercola

Eight in 10 Americans experience some form of problem with their feet. One in 4 says they're unable to exercise due to foot pain.


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