What Are Hangnails & How To Get Rid Of Them

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Ananya Bhattacharjee
Ananya Bhattacharjee Writer. Musician. Mother. Reading, music and travelling are all time favourites. Been into ‘writing’ from the last 10 years and have become an everlasting love since I started.

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You trim your nails perfectly, manicure and polish them to perfection. And suddenly, you see a tiny bit of thick skin jutting out from the side of the fingernail, isn’t that irritating? That thick, jagged piece of skin is the hangnail. This rarely occurs on the toes, its more frequent on the fingers. However, contrary to their name, they aren’t a part of the nails, and though small, they cause much discomfort, irritation and pain to the person.

There are many causes of the occurrence of hangnails. They may occur due to cracked and brittle skin. Hangnails occur more during winters when the skin becomes dry due to cold weather. More…

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