Tips for Healthy  Nail

Cut nails straight across

Use sharp nail scissors or clippers. Round the nails slightly at the tips for maximum strength.

Keep nails shaped

Keep nails shaped and free of snags by filing with an emery board.

Do not bite your Nail

Do not bite fingernails or remove the cuticle. Doing so can damage the nail.

Don't us as Tool

Do not use your nails as a tool, such as opening pop cans.

Trim toenails regularly

Trim toenails regularly. Keeping them short will minimize the risk of trauma and injury.

soak your feet in warm salt water

When toenails are thick and difficult to cut, soak your feet in warm salt water. Mix one teaspoon of salt per pint of water and soak for 5 to 10 minutes

Avoid “digging out

Avoid “digging out” ingrown toenails, especially if they are infected and sore. If you are suffering from an ingrown toenail, see a dermatologist for treatment.

Wear flip flops

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