Do you ever get hang nails?

I hate hang nails! - hang nails on nails
United States
October 22, 2007 8:11am CST
It seems that I'm always getting hang nails and their a pain in the butt. I've tried wearing rubber gloves when I wash dishes and that doesn't help and then I found out that one of the best things for nails is water so I stopped doing that! When I do a lot of housework I've noticed that I get them even more. When I'm curious about something I always research it on the net and I found a great site with a lot of information so if you are interested check it out... http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/18804 Are hang nails something you get often? Do you get rid of them with a nail clipper or do you have another method?
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9 responses
• United States
22 Oct 07
I get them all the time. I just cut them and add a little vaseline and bandage them up and they don't hurt anymore.I always thought that I get them because I don't pamper my cuticles.
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• United States
23 Oct 07
I don't think it has a lot to do with taking care of our cuticles. I'm usually very good at that and I still get them.
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• United States
23 Oct 07
Oh no. Well I am stumped. I am sorry.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
23 Oct 07
I get hang nails all of the time, but not as much as I use to. I use hand lotion, applying it probably about every hour or hour and 1/2 while I am awake. I also clip off the skin..that seems to help with the healing.
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• United States
23 Oct 07
That's something I always try to do but keep forgetting...applying lotion often. I usually do it only after a shower and before going to bed but I definitely need to do it more often.
• United States
23 Oct 07
Most women who clean get hangnails - the harsh cleaners, and prolonged time in water really aggravates the skin. 1] the best way I have found to prevent hangnails is - apply a very rich moisturizer like Aquaphor to your nail beds every night before bed, and rub in well. 2] keep cuticles groomed - use cuticle remover once a week. 3] if you do get a hangnail, treat it as a small wound [ especially now, with all the MRSA going atround ]. Apply an antibiotic ointment, and a bandage. Don't use nail clippers, unless there is a long piece of deadskin - you should nevercut the living cuticle.
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• United States
23 Oct 07
I don't get into bandaging it but I do clip it off and apply an Antibiotic cream so it won't get infected.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Oct 07
I frequently get hangnails, ctry, and I will usually clip them off or use a little devise I bought made especially for that purpose. I find that when I keep my hands smooth and use lotion often I don't get nearly as many. I have many issues with my hands, including eczema that sometimes breaks out mainly on one hand.
• United States
23 Oct 07
I'm lucky enough not to have the exzema problem. I do try to put lotion on my hands often but even that doesn't seem to help.
@kareng (20296)
• United States
22 Oct 07
I hate hang nails! They can be very painful if you pick at them or pull the wrong way! I usually try to clip them with a pair of nail clippers. I'll be checking out the site you found. Thanks for pointing it out.
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• United States
23 Oct 07
You're welcome for the site. I always web search when I have the least little problem...lol...I always try not to pick at them and clip them off as soon as I can.
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
22 Oct 07
I get hang nails occasionally. I clip them off. If I don't I am always hitting them on something and making them worse and it hurts like heck. I do not get them nearly as often as I used to though fortunately.
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• United States
22 Oct 07
You have that right. If you bang that finger it hurts like nothing else.
• China
23 Oct 07
i used to have it. but there is no more. i used the clipper to getrid of it. it is helpful. and it is possible to touch it when i am working although it is not a very good way. wish you good luck.
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• United States
23 Oct 07
I get hang nails I just pull them off with my fingers or a nail clipper.
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@TokaAtef (40)
• United Arab Emirates
2 Apr 09
Nail clipper to get rid of the torture...I hate hang nails.