Looking for home remedies for ingrown toenails?

Wouldn't try at home. This could be dangerous due to the high incidence of infection in this area. If untreated (or improperly treated) you could harbor an infection which can easily penetrate the bone under the nail. A bone infection is very serious and expensive to treat (see osteomyelitis). If bothersome, just see a doctor for help.
None. Ingrown toenails are the result of the nail growing into the nail fold of the toe. Without removal of that offending border, the problem will not improve. See a physician that specializes in the feet (i.e. Podiatrist) to have this addressed. Not doing so can result in some serious consequences stemming from infection as the nail cuts into the soft tissue.

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Is there a home remedy for an ingrown toenail?

It may hurt, but... There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. In a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem.
Removal.... ..Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don;t perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics.

Please help! What is the best home remedy for an ingrown toenail that hurts?

Soaks for a start... An infection in the area can be treated locally by soaks - I like dilute vinegar soaks beacuse they provide an acid environment which is not conducive to most opportunistic bacteria (the ones that take advantage of an opportunity to get in). Also use a topical antibiotic cream. If the redness doesn't go away soon, you may need an oral antibiotic.

Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?

So the. Water will initially soften the nail and the salt can help kill infection if one is present but at sametime it can also burn. Best bet is to see foot doctor because you risk further infection playing around with it.

What should I expect after treatment of an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown nail. You can expect to be pain free. It's a simple in office procedure and most are able to do daily activity the next day.
Less pain.. Removing an ingrown toenail is like removing a splinter: you feel so much better afterward! Ask your doctor how to soak/dress the toe in the days afterward.

Could you tell me what's the best treatment of ingrown toenails?

Removal. By podiatrist.
Ingrown. My best suggestion is have a portion of the nail removed under local. Very simple and done in office.
Removal.... ..Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics.

Extreme ingrown toenails worst I have ever seen! What the best treatment?

See a podiatrist. You need to see a podiatrist who will probably use local anesthetic to numb the toe and remove the ingrown toenail. If there is infection an antibiotic will be needed.

What will happen if you leave an ingrown toenail without treatment?

Any infection. If no infection willing to suffer with pain nothing will happen, if there is infection that is aseptic focus in your body, that will effect your body.
Infection of bone. Ingrown toenails can cause infection in the skin which can progress to bone infections. The skin in your toe is close to your bone so long standing ingrown toe nails are dangerous. If infection gets to your bone, there is a chance you can lose your toe.

What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

See apodiatrist. See apodiatrist for removal of the ingrown nail.
It may hurt, but... There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem.