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Homeopathic Treatment for Ingrown Toenail

What are ingrown toenails?

Ingrown toenails refer to a condition where the side of a toenail grows into the surrounding soft skin around the nail fold. This growth causes pain, swelling, and tenderness in the corner of the nail. The most commonly affected part is the big toe, but ingrown toenails can develop on any foot. Homeopathic treatment of ingrown toenail involves stimulating the body’s natural restorative process to help ease the pain and symptoms associated with the condition. Unless treated adequately, the condition can become a recurring problem.

What are the reasons behind ingrown toenails?

Many factors predispose a person towards developing ingrown toenails. One of the main reasons for ingrown toenails is wearing ill-fitting, tight footwear. Improper trimming of the toenails by cutting the nails either too short or leaving the edges sharp is another reason. The sharp edges of the nail can pierce into the skin and start growing on the inside.
Some other reasons that lead to this condition include injury to the toenail and excessively sweaty feet. Sweat softens the skin surrounding the nails, thereby allowing burrowing of the nail inside the skin. Some people are predisposed to this condition due to naturally curved toenails. Genetic susceptibility may also cause this condition.

What are the signs and symptoms of ingrown toenails?

The main symptoms of ingrown toenails are pain, swelling, and redness of skin surrounding the affected nail. The pain can be sharp or excruciating. The affected part is also tender to touch. There are chances of developing an infection in the tissue surrounding the nail. A white or yellow pus discharge may appear as a result of an infection, which may be stained with blood. The big toe gets affected in a majority of cases, either on one or both the feet.

Homeopathic Treatment of Ingrown Toenail

Homeopathic treatment of ingrown toenail involves the use of certain homeopathic medicines that help reduce the pain, swelling, and tenderness around the skin surrounding the toenail. Additionally, homeopathic treatment of ingrown toenail also helps clear off pus discharges in case of an infection. Developed from natural substances, they are safe and show no side effects.

Homeopathic Medicines for Treatment of Ingrown Toenail

Homeopathic medicines for treatment of ingrown toenails include Magnetis Polus Australis, Graphites Naturalis, Nitric Acid, Silicea and Myristica Sebifera.

1. Magnetis Polus Australis – Homeopathic medicine for ingrown toenail with pulsating pain.

Magnetis Polus Australis is the medicine indicated when there is an extreme pain in the ingrown toenail coupled with a sharp, pulsating pain and intense soreness around the affected part.

2. Graphites Naturalis – Homeopathic medicine for ingrown toenail in case of thick nails.

Graphites Naturalis is a homeopathic medicine that is used to treat ingrown toenails in cases where the nails are thick and rough.

3. Nitric Acid – Homeopathic medicine for ingrown toenail with splinter-like sensation.

The use of homeopathic medicine Nitric Acid is indicated when the ingrown toenails cause a splinter-like sensation in the nail. The nails in such cases are curved, yellow or distorted.

4. Silicea and Myristica Sebifera – Homeopathic medicines for ingrown toenail with pus discharge.

Silicea and Myristica Sebifera are the homeopathic medicines indicated in cases of ingrown toenails when there is an infection with pus discharge in the affected nails. These homeopathic medicines help relieve pain and clear up the discharge and are used widely for homeopathic treatment of ingrown toenail.

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