Health Tip: Caring for a Hangnail
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Don't rip off the skin
By Diana Kohnle
(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 hangnail:
- Never rip off the skin.
- Before touching a hangnail, carefully wash hands with soap and water.
- 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 doctor.
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