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.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Inflamed Ingrown Toenail

An inflamed ingrown toenail is an issue that can require immediate attention and is not something to be taken lightly because there is a risk of infection which can certainly be a serious thing.
inflamed ingrown toenail

Perhaps the most serious aspect of an inflamed ingrown toenail or really any ingrown toenail for that matter is the possibility that the area might become infected. Infections are particularly high with ingrown toenails because all of the time that most feet spend in socks and then inside shows provides a cool, damp (sweat), and dark place where bacteria and similar infections can flourish.

Inflamed ingrown toenails are a bit of a strange thing because often times it's a problem that is easy for people to "forget about" in terms of it being something that isn't necessarily on the forefront of their minds all the time because usually for most of the day it's out of sight and out of mind.

Unfortunately just ignoring your toenail issues except for when you see it in the shower or feel the shock of pain when you bump the ingrown toenail area up against something else will not eliminate the problem. For some basic advice on how to help ingrown toenails check out the fist post of this blog which addressing this concern and feel free the browse the rest of the library as it might offer some additional helpful information.