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, November 6, 2009

Ingrown Toenail Relief

Ingrown toenail relief is the only thing that anyone who's ever had to endure really bad pain in a sensitive area (perhaps involving proud flesh) can really think of. For those suffering from potentially debilitating problems the thoughts are really twofold in (1) how to fix the problem by removing or taking out the ingrown toenail and (2) what really causes ingrown toenails?

For answers to those questions readers are advised to sort through the articles posted in side column for permanent treatment options for curing these serious problems through either home remedies or professional treatment.

The key to achieving ingrown toenail relief is to find a way to help relieve the pressure and pain that comes from a rogue nail growth into the sensitive skin around the corner portions of the toe. Solutions can involve using products to clear space and/or provide an anesthetic to numb the surrounding skin area so that the pain doesn't become uncomfortable. In mild cases it can feel helpful to soak the troubled foot in warm water to soothe the skin. It's a very good idea to keep the problem area clean and sterile as the cold, dark, and damp area where toes normally live for most of the day in socks and shoes can be a breeding ground for all sorts of germs that could potentially cause dangerous infections.