Sub Logo

Dr K K Aggarwal

Nail Hygiene

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , , | | Comments Off on Nail Hygiene

  • Nails can harbor dirt and germs and contribute to the spread of many infections.
  • Keep nails short.
  • Trim nails often.
  • Scrub the underside of nails with soap or water each time you wash your hands.
  • Clean any nail grooming tools before use.
  • Nail grooming tools should be sterilized before use in saloon.
  • Avoid biting nails.
  • Avoid chewing nails.
  • Avoid cutting cuticles as they act as barriers to prevent infection.
  • Never rip or bite a hang nail, instead clip it with a clear sterilized nail trimmer (a hang nail is small torn piece of skin next to finger nail or toe nail).
  • Infections of the finger nails or toe nails are often characterized by swelling of the skin or thickening of the nail. These infections may be serious in some cases and need to be treated by a doctor.

What should you do if you dont have soap and clean, running water?

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , , , , | | Comments Off on What should you do if you dont have soap and clean, running water?

Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of microbes on them in most situations. If soap and water are not available use an alcohol based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 alcohol. Alcohol based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of microbes on hands in some situations but sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs.