Health Tip: Caring for a Hangnail04/03/14
(HealthDay News) -- A hangnail -- a small piece of skin that
tears away from a nail -- can be annoying, painful and if not cared
for, become infected.
The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to care for a
- Never rip off the skin.
- Before touching a hangnail, carefully wash hands with soap and
- If the area is sore or red, apply antibiotic ointment and wrap
the area with a bandage to protect it from germs.
- If the area doesn't feel better within a few days, see a
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