Nothing stops your day in its tracks like an ingrown toenail. We know, we know. There are a million other ailments that are way more painful, and way more serious. But don’t get it twisted, suffering from an ingrown toenail can be serious too. They can also be incredibly painful, and frustratingly difficult to treat.
So, what are they, and what can you do about them? Today, we’re going to take a look at the most efficient and effective home remedies for those pesky ingrown toenails. Let’s dive in!
What Is It?
Most of us never even notice our toenails until there’s something dramatically wrong with them. Besides toenail fungus, ingrown toenails are the leading culprit of toe-centric pain and frustration. They are incredibly common, but that doesn’t make them any less frustrating. So, what are they?
Ingrown toenails happen when the side of the nail grows in such a way that it digs into the skin of the toe. The big toe is the one most commonly affected by ingrown toenails. Having said that, no toe is altogether immune.