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What is a hangnail?

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What is a hangnail?
posted Nov 19, 2015 by Puneet Batra

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Hangnail is a piece of torn skin at the root of a fingernail

If you are a nail biter, it's likely that you develop more hangnails than your friends. Biting your nails can damage your nail bed, which is the skin underneath the actual fingernail.

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Another cause of hangnails is a manicure gone awry -- an inept hand with the nail clippers or frequent cutting of the cuticles can cause hangnails.

answer Jul 16, 2016 by Fay Paul
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