10 Home Remedies for Ingrown Toenails


Ignore Old Wives' Tales

Beware of old wives' tales.
Beware of old wives' tales.

There's an old wives' tale that says by cutting a V in the top center of the nail, pressure will be relieved. But doctors point out that nails grow from the base of the toe, so this folk treatment makes little sense. Some people with ingrown toenails swear by rubbing coal oil into the affected area, though there's no medical reason this therapy might help.