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How frequently do you get a pedicure done? Some people treat them as a total waste of money. While some prefer to get it done on a regular basis. As far as I am concerned I prefer to get it done once in a while.
An ingrown toenail takes place when the corner of the nail grows down and into the skin of the toe. It is a very common and a painful condition affecting mainly the great toenail. Onychocryptosis is the medical term used for ingrown toenail. As the nail pushes on the skin the skin near the nail will look red and swollen. At times you may also notice pus and swelling near the affected area.
Causes of ingrown toenails:
• Shoes that do not fit properly exert the pressure on the nail to grow abnormally.
• Improper trimming of toenails
• Fungal infections
• Acute injury near the nail
• Poor foot hygiene
• Excessive foot sweating
• Heredity factors
• Soft nail tissues especially on the side
• Picking or tearing the corners of the nails
Treatments and Preventions:
• Always trim or cut your nails properly. Nails should be cut straight across. Also, avoid to trim your nails too short.
• Soak your feet in warm water for at least 15 to 20 minutes. You may add 1 tsp of salt if you like. Repeat this procedure 4 to 5 times in a day.
• Add some drops of tea tree oil in petroleum jelly. Apply it on the affected area. Wrap your nail with a bandage and leave it overnight. It is very effective remedy in case you have thick nails.
• Few drops of lavender oil can be added to the foot soak. Lavender oil has antiseptic properties, which will help with the healing process.
• Sometimes a minor surgery, called ablation, is required to remove the part of the nail that is ingrown.
• Never try to remove an ingrown toenail by yourself at home. You may make the condition worse.
• Always wear shoes that fit properly. If possible try to wear sandals until the condition clears up.
• Try to keep your feet dry.
• If possible use clippers that are designed to cut toenails.
It is very important to get your pedicures and manicures done from a good place. Unhygienic condition may lead to bacterial infections in the nails.
So, how frequently do you get a pedicure done?
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