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The skin around my fingernails often gets dry and rough, sometimes splitting and becoming sore. Any rememdies for this?

The skin around my fingernails often gets dry and rough, sometimes splitting and becoming sore. Any rememdies for this?

Emollients: often this occurs in winter due to dryness , moisturizers will help; also frequent washing with harsh soaps can contribute. mild soaps and following washes with moisturizers will benefit. also try not to pick or scratch the areas . ...Read more

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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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Can you get herpes1 from sharing a cigarete with some who as a sore on the lip but didn't touch the tip with it?I held the smoke with my fingernail

Can you get herpes1 from sharing a cigarete with some who as a sore on the lip but didn't touch the tip with it?I held the smoke with my fingernail

Herpes: Oral herpes you can get by kissing someone with an open cold sore on the lip. You may even get it by drinking after someone or by smoking their cigarettes. It is a virus that is i the secretions. As long as your lips did not touch the cigarette you are relatively safe. There is another form of herpies you can get from not wearing gloves while working in someone's mouth. You get it on the fingers. ...Read more

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I have an infection on my finger at the corner of my fingernail that is red and sore and what should I soak it in or put on it?

I have an infection on my finger at the corner of my fingernail that is red and sore and what should I soak it in or put on it?

Get a check up: See your doctor who can drain the pus out. You will require short term pain killer and may be antibiotics. ...Read more

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Have sore fingernails. They all just started aching. I am breastfeeding a hungry 11 day old. Could they be sore because of an iron deficiency?

Have sore fingernails. They all just started aching. I am breastfeeding a hungry 11 day old. Could they be sore because of an iron deficiency?

No: You can have a blood test to see if you have low iron, but your obstretician would have given you prenat vitamins with iron to prevent that. ...Read more

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Hello, I have soreness underneath my fingernails, there is no redness or inflammation however when I touch them or put pressure on them they hurt?

Hello, I have soreness underneath my fingernails, there is no redness or inflammation however when I touch them or put pressure on them they hurt?

Sore nails: hello ~ if you get manicures you might hold off for a month or so. Check under the nails to see there is no fungal infection, and if you use chemicals at work or have your hands immersed in water for any length of time, make sure your hands are protected and consider some time out. thanks ...Read more