An ingrowing toenail can cause a lot of discomfort in your daily routine, especially when wearing tight shoes. Now you can treat it yourself, at home, and help to prevent it from getting worse.
Symptoms of an ingrowing toenail
When the edges of the toenail start to exert an intense pressure on the skin or tissue of the toe, it causes pressure and can lead to swelling and redness of the area around the nail. These mild symptoms can quickly worsen if the nail is left untreated. Therefore, it is recommended to use the Scholl Complete Kit at the first signs and symptoms of an ingrowing toenail. This product is not suitable if the nail has already pierced the skin.
Treat at firts signs in 2 simple steps
The new Scholl Ingrowing Toenail Complete Kit is a do-it-yourself kit that can be applied in two steps (in order to relieve discomfort and get rid of ingrowing toenails).
Step 1: Cooling Areosol Spray
It brings cooling relief when sprayed onto the affected area of the nail and surrounding skin. You can apply the spray up to five times a day; just make sure to leave at least one hour in between treatments.
Step 2: Toenail straightening clip
Apply one clip to the affected nail, when it has a length of at least 2mm behind the end of the toe. Leave it on for up to one week before re-applying a new clip. It can take up to 6 weeks until the nail has grown past the area of discomfort. For occasional relief, you can also use the clip during short periods of time, such as overnight.
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Causes & Sources
Ingrowing toenails are most likely to occur on the big toe. The reason being that this toe is the one under most pressure inside shoes – both from the sides and above. Whenever you wear very tight shoes, your toes are pressed closely together. This and cutting your toenails into an oval shape instead of square can make them in grow more easily.
How to help prevent ingrowing toenails
You can take precautions against the main causes of ingrowing toenails on your own. For example:
Choose shoes that are not too tight or too high-heeled.
Trim your toenails into a square shape.
Do not cut the nails too short.
Change shoes day to day, because some of your shoes might fit tighter than others.
It is a good idea to wear open shoes, flip-flops or to walk barefoot when at home.
There are also inherited foot problems that can promote the ingrowing of nails.
In these cases, being attentive to the first signs is all the more essential.
Beware of tools
Nail scissors, nail files, tweezers or even scalpels are potentially fast, but inappropriate utensils to find relief. They can potentially worsen the problem and do not take away the discomfort in the long run.
1. How long does it take to see the first results?
Relief of discomfort can be achieved right after applying the clip. From that moment on, the nail will need to grow out straight, which can take up to 6 weeks depending on the individual speed of growth.
2. Do i need to remove the clip overnight?
The clip is intended to stay on the toe during night time.
3. Does the clip fit any toenail?
The clip can be applied to various nail sizes, so long as the clip can be attached, which requires a nail length of at least 2mm beyond the end of the toe. Usually, the ingrowing toenail occurs on the large toe.