Health Tip: Keep Nails Trim and Clean05/16/13
(HealthDay News) -- Nails collect dirt and may spread some
infections, so keeping them neat and clean is important.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions
these suggestions for proper nail hygiene:
- Trim nails frequently.
- Use soap and water and a nail brush to scrub under the nails
when you wash your hands.
- Before each use, clean any tools you use to groom your nails;
sterilize nail tools when at a public nail salon.
- Don't bite or chew your nails.
- Use a clean and sanitized nail clipper to cut a hangnail; never
bite or rip it off.
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