What is an ingrown toe nail?
A toenail is ingrown when one or both sides of the nail begin to break through and grow into the soft skin of the toe. This can lead to irritation and infection because of all the bacteria hidden around your feet.
How Did My Nail Do That?
Ingrown toenails can develop pretty quickly. The most common trigger of ingrown toenails is poor nail-trimming skills. Nails that are cut too short often allow the skin on the sides to cover the corners of the nail. This causes the nail to grow back beneath the skin. Nails that are ripped off, instead of cut, also have a tendency to become ingrown because they don’t have defined corners. Nails that are rounded rather than cut straight across can also cause the nail to break the soft skin.
How to treat infected ingrown toe nails.
1) Ingrown toenails must first be allowed to grow and cut appropriately as per diagram above.
2) Use Medipod Foot Repair Cream to prevent bacteria from building around the ingrown toenail and stoping further bacterial infection. Simply apply cream to area and massage for 2 minutes.
3) Wash shoes and socks in FungiSolve to disinfect them and prevent bacteria spreading onto toes. Simply throw gear into the washing machine and a cap of FungiSolve to washing Machine and let it run cycle as per usual.