How to prevent ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenails can be painful and can lead to an infection, experts agree, so you probably want to prevent them. Ingrown toenails are a very common condition where your toenail’s corner or side grows into your toe flesh. Ingrown toenails in your large toe are more prevalent, but they can happen to any toe.

See How to prevent ingrown toenails tips:

  1. Soak in warm, soapy water
  2. Soak in apple cider vinegar
  3. Pack the area with dental floss or cotton
  4. Apply antibiotic ointment
  5. Wear comfortable shoes and socks
  6. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever
  7. Use a toe protector
  8. Try a toe brace
  9. See your doctor about oral antibiotics
  10. Consider nail removal

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