Recommendations for Ingrown Toenail Treatment
Symptoms and Causes
Self-Help Treatment Options
Patients may try several remedies at home for ingrown toenail treatment.
- Soak a small piece of cotton in water or antiseptic cleanser. Separate the skin and the nail with this cotton to cushion the area.
- Apply antibiotic ointment to the area to keep it clean and reduce infection risk. Cover the area with a bandage to help keep it clean.
- Avoid shoes that constrict or pinch the feet. Wearing open-toed shoes or sandals may be wise until the area heals.
Podiatrist Treatment Options
When home remedies are not effective for resolving symptoms, see a physician for assistance. A podiatrist may perform one of these ingrown toenail treatment options.