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, September 19, 2008

Recurring Ingrown Toenails

One of the most troublesome issues that separates ingrown toenails from other types of medical issues is that there is a high propensity for sufferers to battle multiple bouts of recurring ingrown toenails.

In order to most greatly reduce the chance of recurring ingrown toenail problems the most advisably method is to approach a professional about ingrown toenail removal from a professional podiatrist which is a fancy way of saying foot doctor (pod is Latin for foot). Ingrown toenail surgery is the most dependable way to prevent recurring ingrown toenails put it isn't necessary pain free or cheap. Having said that dealing with a one time financial hit and one time painful episode can ultimately mean less overall pain and money spent in the long run as opposed to homemade ingrown toenail remedies that are not guaranteed to prevent recurring episodes.

If you don't want to go to through the time and cost of visiting doctors to minimize your chances of suffering from recurring ingrown toenail incidents then your best strategy is to follow a few simple guidelines for preventing ingrown toenails which are laid out on the first post of this blog.