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.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ingrown Toenails Infection

Finding yourself dealing with ingrown toenails infection problems is quite possibly the most serious consequence of failing to find a permanent ingrown toenail removal solution and can be a very serious issue that requires a visit to a doctor. If you're concerned about the cost of ingrown toenail removal and that's what has kept you from seeing a professional previously then you should realize that there are numerous options worth exploring that should be able to help you find an affordable option including free clinics in your area and discussing your problem with your insurance provider to find the best in network option with the lowest copay responsibility on your end.

If you're unclear if you are dealing with ingrown toenails infection issues then your safest course of action is to see a podiatrist and let the foot doctor decide. If you're looking for some immediate feedback as to what ingrown toenail infections look like and what appearances can develop if untreated ingrown toenail problems persist then take a look at the ingrown toenail infection pictures post on this site.

If you're concerned about the possibility of ingrown toenail infections and feel like it's in your best interest to try to fix the problem yourself then the single best piece of advice that can be given to you (after "see a professional") is to make sure your hands and whatever ingrown toenail products you put around your infection (like a file, anti-bacterial solution, or bandages) are completely clean and sterile so that new germs and bacteria are not introduced or further spread.