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, October 15, 2008

Permanent Ingrown Toenail Removal

Whether you're experiencing your first really bad ingrown toenail or dealing with recurring ingrown toenails the desire to find a permanent ingrown toenail removal procedure is completely understandable as anyone that has experienced this hardship even once understands better than ever what sort of motivation is behind doing what's necessary to insure that this problem doesn't have to be dealt with again.

There are numerous tips on how to help ingrown toenails which coincide with generally accepted practices on how to minimize the likelihood of having the problem. Among the most common pieces of advice is that toenails (unlike fingernails) should be cut is a straight across manner and not a curved arcing direction. To visually see this concept in practice jump over to the ingrown toenail diagram post from earlier to see what's being described.

The only sure fire way to permanently get rid of ingrown toenails is to see a doctor about surgical solutions. Many people hesitant about this strategy due to the cost of ingrown toenail removal don't need to be too alarmed because for many people this is not a necessary a recurring problem. What can be said though is that is poor habits (i.e. style of clipping toenails) are not changed the the resulting likelihood of developing the problem won't really change either. It was Einstein that is credited with saying, "the definition of insanity is to do the same thing and expect different results." With that tidbit of knowledge in mind understand that if your current actions and behavior have resulted in getting a painful ingrown toenail than the pattern is likely to repeat itself until you get to the root of the problem.