Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails - Plato
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Whether you've groomed your feet a little too aggressively (more on that later) or you're a runner who's parted with a toenail, ingrowns are a common if unsightly issue. They're fairly easy to fix too, says Jane Andersen, DPM, a podiatrist at Chapel Hill Foot and Ankle Associates in North Carolina.
The two exceptions: If you have diabetes or vascular disease, see your doctor immediately instead of going the DIY route, as ingrown toenails can become much bigger issues for people with those conditions. Otherwise, here's your at-home solution:
Step 1 – Take a Soak
Fill up your tub or a large bowl with warm water, and add 1 Tbsp. of Epsom salts for every…
Whether you've groomed your feet a little too aggressively...or you're a runner who's parted with a toenail, ingrowns are a common if unsightly issue. They're fairly easy to fix too...
Sometimes initial treatment for ingrown toenails can be safely performed at home. However, home treatment is strongly discouraged if an infection is suspected or for those who have medical conditions that put feet at high risk, such as diabetes, nerve damage in the foot or poor circulation.
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