Hangnail- prevent and treat them in 7 simple steps (Dermatocare’s nails guide)

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 18/12/16

Hangnails are the piece of thick skin (and not nails) that strips off form the roots of fingernails. Hangnail is a very common problem; patients often come to us when they have a super-added infection on the hangnail. To keep them away, you need to avoid the causative factors that favour their development like dry skin, harsh chemicals/irritants, biting of nails. Here is the step-to-step guide to prevent and treat hangnails:


Step 1: Protect your nails from harsh chemicals

Common offenders are indeed the part of your nail care regimes like nail remover, UV rays lamps, driers, etc. Besides this, make a habit of wearing gloves while doing a household job or occupational work that involves exposure to water, detergent or chemicals; this will save not only your nails but also your hands.

Step 2: Avoid biting your nail

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