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Treating a Nail Infection Topics

Treating a Nail Infection - Topic Overview

Try home treatment if you think you have an infection in the skin around your nail.

  • Soak your foot or hand 2 to 3 times each day in a solution of 1 tsp (5 g) of salt dissolved in 4 cup (1 L) warm water. After soaking, apply an antibiotic ointment, such as Bacitracin, and a bandage.
  • Do not try to remove any part of the affected nail.
  • Remove an artificial nail if you think you have an infection around or under a nail.
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Last Updated: October 07, 2012
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