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, September 12, 2009

Ingrown Toenail Home Remedies

Ingrown toenail home remedies are a great way to save some money when considering the expensive alternatives that include seeing a specialist like a podiatrist (see cost of ingrown toenail removal).

While there are crude forms of home remedies that include such things as building a homemade toenail brace in which splints are used to try and relieve pressure there's really no reason why if you live in any kind of civilized area that you shouldn't take advantage of the simple over the counter solutions that can be found at most any drug store or via ordering online. The very fact that you are almost certainly reading this post online means that I know you have at minimum access to ordering the products you need online.

The most important thing to keep in mind before attempting any sort of home remedy of this sort is that you absolutely don't want to make your predicament dangerously worse by causing a dangerous infection.

Now that the disclaimer is out of the way the single greatest piece of advice that I can give to anyone dealing with this sort of issue whether it's their first encounter with a really bad ingrown toenail or it's a recurring problem and I'm speaking to someone who feels like they've tried every other conventional ingrown toenail products the answer is always simple, one word: Outgro.

For a detailed explanation of what Outgro is (it's a topical solution) please see the post specifically dedicated to this topic titled: Outgro ingrown toenail.

Ingrown toenail home remedies.Warning: Do not do this (pictured above)
At the very least get some over the counter medication and please never resort to this disturbing picture.