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, February 13, 2008

Tea Tree Oil Ingrown Toenail

For some people looking for alternative ingrown toenail solutions beyond something like Outgro ingrown toenail pain reliever tea tree oil ingrown toenail treatment can be a viable options as an exploratory attempt to safely correct the problem without having to bring in an expensive doctor or a painful very much unwanted surgical alternative. I'm sure it's safe to say that pretty much everyone would like to avoid as many unnecessary foot surgeries as possible.
Should you be using tea tree oil for ingrown toenail issues?

The answer is possibly but maybe not for the reasons you think.

Her's the sales pitch from the folks that produce and sell this stuff: it's a pure, natural antiseptic anti-fungal solution that has germicidal tendencies and is most often used as a first aid tool.

Now, the warning you should know: Different people react differently to this product and because skin sensitivity various it's important to only try this out on a small patch of skin before regular usage. Also, like most similar solutions please keep it away from your eyes and away from children.

In terms of how this is helpful for ingrown toenails it won't magically heel up your toenail in such a way that the problem doesn't persist and it won't immediately alleviate pain but it should help serve to greatly reduce the risk of any infection.

So from a practical standpoint you should have your bases substantially better covered if you use a germicide solution like this in conjunction with something like Outgro.