Ingrown toenails can be result from many things.  The most common causes of ingrown nails are wearing tight-fitting shoes, badly cut toenails or sweaty feet are probably.

Regardless the reason, it is very uncomfortable and can be extremely painful. It can lead to redness, swelling and even puss may occur around the affected area. Fortunately, there are few remedies that can be prepared at home and help you remove an ingrown toenail completely naturally.

Step 1: Soak your feet in warm water as this will keepyour skin clean and free of bacteria. Add Epsom salt in the water to soften the skin of the affected area and to reduce inflammation. The salt will also make it easier to draw out the toenail from the skin. Soak your feet in warm water at least two times per day if you want to resolve this issue in a short period of time.

Step 2: Dry your feet completely. Then, gently push the skin away from the toenail edge with help of a cotton ball soaked in olive oil. Put a tiny piece of cotton swab between the ingrown nail and skin. Since this can cause pain, push it slowly.

Step 3: Next, apply an antibiotic cream onto the affected skin to prevent infection. Tea tree oil is another natural antibiotic remedy that will give the ingrown toenail an immediate relief. Lemons are also proven to be highly effective in getting rid of ingrown toenails and in helping curing infections. Simply cut a small slice of lemon and tie it around the toenail with the help of bandage. You can leave it on for a whole night. The next morning, apply some Vicks VapoRub directly to the ingrown toenail as it will encourage fast healing. A few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with purified water can also be an infallible treatment for your nails.

Step 4: Always cut your toenails straight across to stop them digging into the skin. As trimming your nails can be painful, take extra care around the ingrown section. Do not cut your nails too short.

Wash your feet regularly and to always wear comfortable and well-fitting footwear so you can avoid this kind of health issue. Soak your feet in Epson salt foot bath as a prevention for ingrown toenail.