Lateral Nail Folds
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What are the common lateral nail fold problems?
Hangnails! Where little spikes of skin or the nail appear and catch on everything. These can be safely nipped off. DO NOT pull them as it damages the skin and this often leads to inflammation and infection.
What causes hard skin around the lateral nail fold?
It can be caused by general dryness, picking the skin or constantly using an implement like a pen. It is easily rectified by massaging in a good nail oil or hand cream to counteract the dryness and keep the skin moisturised and supple.
What's the pain I'm feeling around the lateral nail fold?
This is usually due to an infection and inflammation, maybe from catching or pulling a hangnail or localised skin damage. Keep it clean and dry and apply antiseptic cream if necessary.