What causes sidewall hangnails?
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Herein, how do I get rid of sidewall hangnails?
Soften the hangnail with warm, soapy water. You can also apply mineral oil or petroleum jelly very gently to the area in a circular motion. Give the hangnail around 10 minutes to soften. Use a sanitized nail clipper or cuticle scissor to cut off the hangnail.
Subsequently, question is, how can I stop picking hangnails? Do
- keep your hands busy – try squeezing a soft ball or putting on gloves.
- identify when and where you most commonly pick your skin and try to avoid these triggers.
- try to resist for longer and longer each time you feel the urge to pick.
Likewise, what deficiency causes hangnails?
Nail plate discoloration can result from several nutritional deficiencies. Research has shown vitamin B12 deficiency to cause brown-gray nail discoloration. White nails can be the result of anemia and pink or red nails may suggest malnutrition with several nutrient and vitamin deficiencies.
Should you pull hangnails?
INFECTION: The temptation to rip off the hangnail is common. But one should not do so. Pulling off the hangnail tears some of the normal skin surface which actually keeps out the bacteria. Doing so can also develop an infection in the surrounding skin.