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10 Home Remedies for Ingrown Toenails

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Trim Nails Properly

Keep your nails neat and cut them straight across.
Keep your nails neat and cut them straight across.
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No more curved toenails! When trimming your toenails, get in the habit of cutting them straight across. If the corners seem too sharp, it's okay to file them down a bit.

When you stand up, the weight of your body places pressure on your feet. That pressure pushes up the skin in front of the toenail. If you cut a nail too short, it may dig into the skin as it grows. Always trim a nail so it is flush with the front end of your toe.

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