An ingrown nail is an unpleasant situation that provides a lot of problems, discomforts and pain. Before starting the correction procedure, it is necessary to find out the reasons for the appearance of this defect. It should be noted that most often the problem appears in women. Its cause is uncomfortable shoes, trauma, inflammation and even an improperly made pedicure.
Determine the presence of a defect is not difficult. After this, an urgent correction of the ingrown nail should be carried out. The fact is that if nothing is done, then he will continue to go deeper and will cause severe pain while walking. Sometimes people with such a problem can not even put on shoes.
So, adjust the plate immediately. If the situation is seriously neglected, it is impossible to treat ingrown nails at home. Here it will be necessary to resort to surgical intervention: cutting the defective part of the plate. However, the operation requires a long recovery period and careful care for the wound.
In order to minimize the impact of surgical intervention and shorten the period of rehabilitation, the ingrown nail is treated with a laser. After the procedure, you can leave the hospital on the same day. To fully heal the site of the operation, you will need no more than 3 days. And still it is necessary to apply such treatment in the event that the nail plate is struck by a fungus.
If you have only the initial stage of the disease, then treatment of ingrown nails at home can give good results. For example, the baths with the addition of furacilin are excellent. This drug helps to remove inflammation and disinfects the wound. In addition, you should properly take care of the nail plates. Cut them in such a way that there are no corners left.
Treatment of ingrown nails at home involves the use of such a tool as fir oil. It softens the plate well and makes it easy to remove the defective part. In addition, the oil is able to relieve severe pain (it uses lotions) and an inflammatory process. After the nail is cut, a small piece of gauze, impregnated with vegetable oil or ointment, should be placed under its edges. This procedure prevents re-ingrowth of the plate in the finger.
Treatment of an ingrown nail in the home should take place in very sterile conditions so that the wound can not be infested with an infection that will complicate healing. Therefore, both hands and tools must be treated with alcohol. Perhaps during the home surgery you will have to use an anesthetic, for example, the drug "Lidocaine." To begin with, the incised plate should be incised so that it can be grasped with nippers or tweezers. And then you need to completely pull out the excess part of the nail. After the procedure, the wound should be thoroughly disinfected.
A few days after the procedure, the finger will hurt. You can apply a healing ointment to the wound. During this period, it is extremely important to observe hygiene rules so as not to infect the site of the operation. Be healthy!