Tips for healthy nails – Top Ways to Keep Your Nails Healthy Dr. Danish

[Music] tips for healthy nails nails reflect our overall health which is why proper nail care is so important here are dermatologists tips for keeping your nails healthy one keep nails clean and dry to cut nails straight across use sharp nail scissors or clippers round a nail slightly at the tips for maximum strength 3 keep nails shaped and free of snags by filing with an emery board 4 do not write fingernails or remove the cuticle doing so can damage the nail 5 do not use your nails as a tool such as opening pop cans 6 try and toe nails regularly keeping them short will minimize the risk of trauma and injury 7 when toenails are thick and difficult to cut soak your feet in warm salt water mix 1 teaspoon of salt per pint of water and soak for 5 to 10 minutes 8 avoid digging out ingrown toenails especially if they're infected and sore if you are suffering from an ingrown toenail see a dermatologist for treatment 9 wear shoes that fit properly also alternate which pair of shoes you wear each day 10 wear flip-flops at the pool and in public showers this reduces the risk of infections caused by a fungus that can get in your toenails if your nails change swell or cause pain see your dermatologist because these can be signs of serious nail problems if you have diabeetus or poor circulation it's especially important to seek treatment for any nail problems if you have questions or concerns about caring for your nails see a dermatologist [Music]

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