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 cups (1 L) warm water.
After soaking, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, 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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