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Paronychia (Nail Infection) (cont.)

Paronychia Prevention

  • Avoid biting your fingernails.
  • Wear rubber gloves if you have frequent hand washing or moisture-type exposure.
  • Control chronic illnesses, such as diabetes.
  • Wash your hands frequently, especially if your work involves working in dirt, carpentry, or any job where your hands get soiled and have the potential for cuts and scrapes.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/12/2014

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