An ingrown toenail occurs when a sharp edge of your toenail begins to grow inward, cutting the skin on the side of your toe. This can cause redness, swelling and crippling pain. Some ingrown toenails can become infected and produce a yellow discharge. While surgery is often the best remedy for an ingrown toenail, there are things you can try at home to help heal your toe and lessen the pain. For example, soaking your toe in warm water with epsom salt for 15 minutes, three times a day can speed your healing.*
Another natural home remedy for an ingrown toenail is apple cider vinegar—you can apply it directly, soak in it or ingest it with a tablespoon of honey. You can also apply a few drops of white flower oil on an ingrown toenail to help make it go away.
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