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.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Outgro Ingrown Toenail

Outgro ingrown toenail pain reliever is at least in my experience the best option on the market for over the counter pain relief that can be used as a manner in which to buy time before a doctor's appointment when the pain is a huge issue or it can in mild cases an end unto itself in terms of an ingrown toenail solution to fix your problem.

Outgro comes in yellow and green packaging in a rectangular box and inside is a small brown bottle with a white lid that has a black brush topical applicator attached to the underside of the lid. In my experience the bottles are always sold individually (although you can buy sets of the individually boxed bottles) and come in a glass bottle that holds .31 fluid ounces of the solution.

This is a form of benzocaine which is a relative of novocaine. Wikipedia explains that is:
A local anesthetic commonly used as a topical pain reliever. It is the active ingredient in many over-the-counter anesthetic ointments.

The directions on the bottle state, "For the temporary relief of pain associated with minor skin irritations." Furthermore it instructs that children under two years old should not use this product and that everyone two years old and up should only use it a maximum of three to four times a day.

In my own personal experience this product has been a lifesaver and that point is briefly discussed in point #6 of the how to help ingrown toenails post that started this blog back in June of 2007. It was around that time when I had given a bottle to a friend that was suffering from chronic ingrown toenails and after telling me about how bad the pain was I immediately gave her one of my extra bottles of Outgro.

After using it for a few days the next time she saw me she said, "This is so great. Why doesn't everyone else know about this?"
To which I responded they definitely should and it was actually her advice to start this blog that inspired me to get on my computer and figure out how to spread the word about this little known product that does wonders.
OutgroWith any luck you can find a couple of bottles (they only cost a few dollars a piece) at your local drug store which is probably the most convenient. If you call around to your local drug stores and they don't carry the product you may have to order it online like I do from which is what I have to do and it's really not that much of a hassle and certainly far better than the alternative of going without.

Before realizing that I could order it online I tried the alternatives that were available from the drug stores in my area but learned the hard way that none of the imitators work even a tenth as well.