READ FIRST: I'm just a guy who's had ingrown toenails and then stumbled on a way to manage them and I think (fingers crossed) put them behind me. One time I even had to go into a podiatrist and have an ingrown toenail surgically fixed. It was not pleasant. A buddy turned me onto this topical solution called Outgro (pictured to the right). It's cheap and it really works. Basically it numbs the area where your ingrown nail is digging into your sensitive skin, (so that's nice) for some quick pain relief. Secondly, when the skin is numbed up it's more manageable to get in there with the right (sterile) tools and fix the problem yourself. This Outgro stuff is cheap and works well, but for whatever reason isn't at most drug stores (at least where I live) so I order it online. It's surprisingly cheaper that way too.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ingrown Toenail Removal Video

If you're looking for a very basic ingrown toenail removal video and should be taken with a grain of salt.

CAUTION #1: A lot of doctors erring on the side of caution would likely recommend that individuals don't try this at home and that the play it safe by going into see a professional instead of risking making things potentially much worse on your own.

CAUTION #2: The truth of the matter is that people can find themselves in a lot of pain and for numerous reasons seeing a doctor isn't always the quick fix they need (or can afford). If you're going to try this sort of thing at home PLEASE use sterile equipment in terms of scalding your nail clippers with hot water for a while or actually submerging the clippers in boiling water in an effort to sterilize the tool so as not to infect what might be an open wound.