Caring for the Health of the whole Family...
If ingrown nail is developing, self treatment should consist of soaking the affected toe in warm water, packing cotton into the groove between the nail and the flesh, so that it prevents piercing the skin. Wear open slippers instead of wearing shoes.
If self- treatment provides only temporary relief and ingrown nails are a recurring problem or infection develops, then the ingrown border of the nail should be permanently removed by your podiatrist. This is a minor procedure.
Homeopathic medicines are often effective in treating the acute symptoms of the ingrown nail. The professional homeopathic treatment can lead to a significant reduction in the frequency and intensity of the acute attacks and can often even lead to total elimination of their occurrence. It is a long treatment as it helps develop the immunity. Homeopathic medicines do not hamper digestion or lower body's resistance. In modern practice, homeopathy and conventional medicines are not in conflict but complementary and can be used together if necessary.
Some homeopathic medicines which can help the ingrown nails are:
Silicea, Heper sulphuris, Belladona.