Try home treatment if you think you have an infection in the skin around your nail.
- Soak your foot or hand 2 to 3 times each day in a solution of 1 tsp (5 g) of salt dissolved in 4 cup (1 L) warm water. After soaking, apply an antibiotic ointment, such as Bacitracin, and a bandage.
- Do not try to remove any part of the affected nail.
- Remove an artificial nail if you think you have an infection around or under a nail.