How To Avoid Ingrown Toenails

Female foot toenails

We don’t think about our feet enough! Just as we manicure our fingernails, it’s important to give our toenails a bit of TLC as well.

  1. Wash your feet regularly with soap and water and dry thoroughly.
  2. Trim the nail straight across to prevent it digging into the surrounding skin.
  3. Gently push the skin away from the suspected ingrown toenail using a cotton bud.
  4. Wear comfortable shoes that provide space around your toes.
  5. Use paracetamol to help relieve any pain an ingrowing toenail causes.
  6. Visit a podiatrist or GP if the ingrown toenail gets worse or becomes infected.

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Hannah McLaren

I've worked at DC Thomson for six years! I began as an intern at My Weekly and The Scots Magazine, which was extended by a few months to help out at The People's Friend. I then covered maternity as Celebrity Editor for My Weekly, before I became Multimedia Journalist at The Scots Magazine. Currently I'm writing digital content across each title.