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Infected Toenail Prevention


To help prevent paronychia:

  • Keep your hands and feet clean and dry
  • Wear rubber gloves if your hands are routinely exposed to water or chemicals
  • Avoid biting your nails
  • Avoid cutting, pulling, or tearing your cuticles
  • Avoid artificial nails, vigorous manicures, or treatments that remove the cuticles
  • If you have diabetes , maintain your blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible
  • Practice proper hygeine. Do not share bathroom supplies (towels).

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2023 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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