Paronychia: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Home Remedies

  • Wear gloves to prevent contact with irritating substances, such as water, soap, detergent, metal scrubbing pads, scouring pads, scouring powder and other chemicals
  • Trim the toenails about once a month. Do not trim cuticles or use cuticle removers
  • Do not bite your nails or pick at the skin next to nails
  • Soaking in hot water two or three times a day for 15 minutes reduces swelling and pain and assists in healing. Warm compresses applied to the finger or toe can also reduce pain and swelling.
  • Soak hands or feet in one quart of apple cider vinegar with one quart of warm water for 30 minutes to draw out the infection. 

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