The ingrown toenail or onychocryptosis is an annoying and especially very painful problem. This phenomenon can occur at any age and is characterized by the regrowth of a part of the nail under the skin that surrounds it. In some cases, surgery is inevitable to treat the ingrown nail, while in others, it is possible to remedy it naturally. Here are some natural tips to treat ingrown toenails.
What causes ingrown toenails?
Ingrown toenails can be related to various factors:
- The deformation of the nail (nail in the form of clamp)
- Thickening of the nail
- Trauma (shock)
- Cutting nails too short
- Wearing too narrow shoes that crush the nail
- Taking Acne Treatments Containing Isotretinoin
Note that people with diabetes or any other disease that causes poor blood circulation are more likely to develop an ingrown toenail.