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.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Granulation Tissue Ingrown Toenail

Granulation tissue with ingrown toenails is a perfectly natural occurrence and is part your body's designed healing process and occurs with an inflamed ingrown toenail actually breaks the skin and causes bleeding before eventually healing up.. For those readers unfamiliar with the term granulation tissue wikipedia defines it as:
Granulation tiss is the perfused, fibrous connective tissue that replaces a fibrin clot in healing wounds. Granulation tissue typically grows from the base of a wound and is able to fill wounds of almost any size it heals.
Typically the healing tissue is anywhere from a darkish pink to a lighter red and may almost have a bubble type appearance with the reddish hue. Not surprisingly this area is both sensitive to the touch and soft as well as being open to infections if not properly covered with a band aid or sterile bandage of some sort. The area is typically moist and has almost a dried put still moist blood type appearance.
There is a relationship between granulation tissue and proud flesh around ingrown toenails, which was a topic discussed in a previous post. Proud flesh is essentially excess granulation tissue when an abundance has been created by the body.

To learn more about how granulation tissue effects ingrown toenail healing visit the wikipedia page for further explanation of the interactions with blood vessels, etc. by clicking here.