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Health Tip: Caring for a Hangnail
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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