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    Treating a Hangnail - Topic Overview

    A hangnail is the strip of skin that separates from the side of the cuticle. Simple home treatment can help prevent problems with hangnails.

    • Do not pull at or bite off a hangnail. This may cause the skin to rip.
    • Clip off the hangnail neatly with sharp, clean cuticle scissors.
    • Massage hand lotion or cream into your cuticles 2 to 3 times each day.

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