How To Prevent Paronychia?

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To prevent paronychia, try the following:

  • Keep your hands and feet dry and clean.

  • Wear rubber gloves with an absorbent cotton lining if your hands are exposed routinely to water or harsh chemicals.

  • Be gentle when you manicure your nails. Avoid cutting your cuticles or pushing them back.

  • Avoid biting your nails and picking at the skin around your nails.

  • If you have diabetes, keep your blood sugar levels within a normal range...

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