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, December 16, 2009

Ingrown Toenail Remedies

Ingrown toenail remedy filing.There are several ingrown toenail remedies. The grouping of such remedies can be divided between home remedies and those fixes that require a professional foot doctor.

Ingrown toenail remedy cotton.Most of the over the counter type treatments are safe to use, but it never hurts to consult a doctor first if you can. For many people the idea of going to a doctor to deal with a foot problem is bothersome for one of the couple of reasons. It typically involves (1) not wanting to spend the money on a doctor or (2) being self-conscious about seeing a doctor about a foot problem. A lot of people have negative associations with hospitals and doctors and consequently are often times reluctant to visit a doctor unless it's an absolute emergency.

Ingrown toenail remedy clippersIf you have a very mild ingrown toenail problem then soaking your foot in warm water can offer some relief. The easiest way to do this is usually to fill the bathtub with about a foot of warm water and then sit on the side of the tub with your troubled foot in the water for 10-20 minutes. Try listening to the radio or reading a magazine to help pass the time. There are also powered solutions that can be added to the bathwater to increase the soothing effect for worn out feet.

Ingrown toenail remedy doctor.Before poking or prying at an ingrown toenail, especially one that has punctured the skin causing bleeding, make sure to use sterilized equipment. The worst thing you can probably do is to make the problem worse by causing an infection that results from using an old dirty pair of toenail clippers in a vulnerable place. For more specific instructions on the pros and cons of various suggested remedies take a look at the related articles on this website that discuss at length the multitude of options for both short term cures and long term fixes.

Outgro is a great home remedy to relieve pain.

Outgro ingrown toenail pain relief.