People have problems with their toenails since the beginning of time. There are many causes that can lead to a toenail bruise. We must be careful and treat this condition with care. There are a lot of simple and very effective natural treatments that can help you get rid of bruised toenails. In the following paragraphs, you will find interesting ways to treat your toenail bruises from home. The following treatment is effective in the case you have a mild bruised toenail. Do not use it if you have a major infection or if you see abundant bleeding. In these severe cases, it is better to consult a doctor.

The first thing you need to do when you get a toenail bruise is to place a little bit of ice on the affected toenail. If you do not have any type of ice, you can use cold water straight from the tap. This will help to relief pain and will prevent swelling. Keep the foot cold as many minutes as you can. It is better to keep it cold to prevent bacteria from attacking the new bruise. Additionally, placing ice will stop any bleeding and will prevent the nail from getting blue.

Aloe Vera PlantAfter the pain has gone away, you should place a leaf of aloe vera on the toenail bruise. The septic effect of the leaf will prevent infections. You can find aloe vera plants at local stores or you can ask friends about this plant. It is better to use the fresh leaf. Make a bandage and wrap your toe with it. Do not make it too tight because that will stop your blood circulation. Change the bandage at least once a day. When you change it, you should wash the toe with warm water and with a good antibacterial soap.

To make your nails stronger and more beautiful you can cut a lemon and use its juice. Take a piece of the lemon and rub it on your toenails. The enzymes of the lemon will strengthen the toenails. This is a good way to prevent toenail bruises. It is advisable to avoid smoking because the nicotine makes the toenails lose their strength and their beautiful color. Smoking will make the toes yellow and ugly.

Using natural ways to live and prevent diseases is the best way. Natural treatments are the most effective because they do not involve chemicals and other man made products.