Homeopathy Remedies for Ingrowing Toe Nails

Anshutz gives a useful therapeutic differential diagnosis of the condition Ingrowing Toe Nails, with the most useful homeopathic remedies. Therapeutic byways by E.P. Anshutz, published in 1900….

Magnetis polus Australis [M-aust]

      A daily dose of Mag. polus aust. 30 for a few weeks is said to remove the tendency towards ingrowing toe nails.

Of course, broad toed, easy shoes will generally relieve this ill, but there are cases where even this will be of no avail and it is in these that this curious product of the magnet seems to act. This has been repeatedly verified.

Let the nail grow.-Another, a mechanical cure, that is sometimes effective so they say with those whose nails are not too thick is to let the nail grow out so that the pressure of the shoe bends it down and thus lifts the sides, or ingrowing part gradually. This may or it may not work satisfactorily.

Cutting Another method is to cut a V in the middle of the projecting nail; keeping it cut down as fast as the nail grows. Others say that scraping the center of the nail so that it is kept the thinnest part will do the trick.

E.P. Anshutz
Edward Pollock Anshutz – 1846-1918. Editor - Homeopathic Recorder and author of New Old and Forgotten Remedies. Held an Hon. Doctor of Medicine from Hering Medical College.