Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Do you trim your cuticles? If you trim or even push back your cuticles you are at risk of developing an infection around the skin of the nail, called a Paronychia. Paronychia is fairly common. It is caused by injury to the skin around the nail, such as biting off or picking a hangnail or trimming or pushing back a cuticle. If you develop any signs of redness, drainage or tenderness on the skin around the nail, seek medical care immediately. You may require antibiotics for a possible infection.

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