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Treatment for ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenails are not only a nuisance because they are painful, but also because they are a particularly unpleasant sight. While you will not be short of a treatment for ingrown toenails, your best bet is prevention. There are a few simple rules when it comes to caring for your nails. 

The best treatment for ingrown toenails is prevention

Ingrown toenails are caused by fragments of nails that penetrate the skin and cause inflammation and pain. There are many factors that are responsible for this. You may simply have a genetic predisposition to malformed nails, or you might be wearing shoes that are either too small or do not fit properly. Ingrown toenails can also be caused by certain medicines. In all cases, when symptoms appear you should consult a doctor or a podiatrist immediately, as they can prescribe the right treatment for ingrown toenails. 

Choose a treatment for ingrown toenails that helps prevent or cure

There is more than one type of treatment for ingrown toenails and they can be divided into two categories. Some products are meant to prevent ingrown toenails while others try to cure them. A recommendable preventive treatment is antiseptic, which should be applied to the area as soon as the inflammation appears. You can also try special pedicures. To cure ingrown toenails you need antibiotics and antiseptics, which are usually dissolved in a footbath. There are some treatments that involve attaching metal clips or resin rings in an attempt to "”draw out” the nail, at least temporarily.