Got the Dremel tool and the Exacto knife and the antibiotic ointment, Other than using the bottle of whiskey for a general I would prefer a good LOCAL anesethic. What do I have around the house, other than ice, that would work? I always thought I knew what an ingrown toenail was------but now I know (at age 58) that those few episodes in the past were probably just infected hang nails. This bugger is really twisted and curled and deeply inbeded....... Could see a fancy podiatrist on Monday..but I hope to get it taken care of before then, right here at home. Advice?