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How can i keep my nails clean soft and health?

How can i keep my nails clean soft and health?

Balanced diet that: does include your nails as a source of nutrition. And wear gloves doing rough work with your hands, clip & file when needed, plain lotion after prolong periods of water exposure, clean with a brush the ends and underneath nails each day and smile. ...Read more

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What are some home remedys to keep nails clean?

What are some home remedys to keep nails clean?

Vinegar: White vinegar is a home remedy to clean almost anything, and can also be used for swimmer's ear in a pinch. ...Read more

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How short should I bite my nails?

How short should I bite my nails?

Don't do it!: Nail biting can cause disruption of the cuticle, and lead to bacterial, yeast and other infections. It may also cause gingival damage. ...Read more

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How short is too short when clipping nails?

How short is too short when clipping nails?

Clipping nails: Fingernails may be cut so that the entire white part of the nail is removed, you do not want to go further. Toenails should be cut even with the end of the toe straight across to prevent ingrown toenail. Side edges should not be cut but may be rounded with an Emory board or file. ...Read more

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I have a short black line under my left thumbnail. It looks like a splinter, but it way too far back in the nail. What could it be?

I have a short black line under my left thumbnail. It looks like a splinter, but it way too far back in the nail. What could it be?

Probably benign: This is most likely the result of trauma to the nail bed. You have has a bit of bleed there and you see a hemorrhage. There are some serious causes of pigmented lesion under the nails such as melanoma. If the lesion is growing out of the nail over a 2-4 week time and not growing in size or changing character or color, then observe, otherwise, see your pcp or dermatologist and get checked out. ...Read more