Burrs are a problem for hands and nails. How to get rid of?

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An unpleasant phenomenon that can be on the hands is burrs. They make hands and nails look unkempt, unkempt and self-doubt. Burrs also contribute to the appearance of wounds and abscesses, cling to clothing. In general, it is a rather unpleasant phenomenon that interferes with life. In this article, we will try to understand in more detail about burrs and what to do to prevent their appearance.


Burrs on the fingers are superficial tears of the skin around the nail that can bleed and even turn into an abscess without proper care. In no case should such formations be ignored, otherwise it can lead to the most undesirable consequences: if an infection gets into an open wound, a disease and even blood poisoning can be provoked.



The reasons for the appearance of burrs can be external and internal:

1. External
- Improper nail and cuticle care.
- The habit of biting nails / cuticles - a bad habit weakens the nail bed and leads to micro-trauma to the skin around the nail plate.
- Dry skin - prolonged contact with water, detergents, disinfectants.
- Constant contact with paper.
- Weathering - frequent exposure to wind and frost.
- Substandard materials for covering or extending nails.
- Any trauma to the upper layer of the epidermis in the area of ​​the roller.
- Incorrectly done manicure
- Cuticle cut out too deep «to redness» and other mechanical damage to the skin, made by inexperience or accidental mistake.

2. Internal
- Diabetes.
- Dehydration of the body - drink at least 1.5 liters of water a day.
- Lack of vitamins and minerals. Deficiency of vitamins A, B7, C, calcium, magnesium and other trace elements often affects the nails and cuticles.
- Infectious and inflammatory diseases of the skin around the nail, for example, fungus. In this case, be sure to consult a doctor.

NOTE: If you do not find yourself in any of the above categories, and burrs still appear, then this is a serious reason to consult a doctor. Do not in any way be indifferent to this.


1. Try to moisturize your hands regularly with nourishing creams.

2. Do hygienic manicure systematically, preferably unedged. Instead of cutting off the cuticle, rub a special oil into it and gently push it back with an orange stick.

3. Try to have foods rich in fats and vitamins in your diet: fish, vegetable oils, nuts, vegetables, fruits and herbs.

4. «Give out» the habit of «biting your nails»! A bad habit not only contributes to the appearance of burrs, but also increases the risk of infection of the wound with bacteria living in the oral cavity.

5. Do not use quick-drying nail polishes, as they not only harden quickly on their own, but also instantly dry the skin around the nail.

6. Protect your skin from external influences (use rubber gloves during household chores, immediately treat injuries with hydrogen peroxide or iodine, do not allow dirt to get into open wounds).


It is very important to remember that in no case should the burrs be torn off, this will bring painful sensations and trauma to the skin with all the ensuing consequences. You can get rid of burrs in manicure rooms, or you can do it yourself at home.

How to do it?

1. To soften the skin, prepare a bath of warm water, add a little vegetable oil and lower your fingertips for about 10 minutes.


2. Remove soft burrs with nail nippers, be sure to treat with a disinfector. Spread your hands with a greasy cream.
After the end of the procedure, it is necessary to systematically care for the skin around the nails. Moisturize with nourishing creams. And also paraffin therapy, warm baths with oils, soda or salt, lemon juice, herbs will be very useful. (for complicating baths for hands and nails, read our article «How to strengthen your nails? Simple rules» or «Paraffin therapy. Your body is beautiful and healthy»).

TIP: If the burrs bother you for several days, become inflamed and sore, we strongly recommend that you do not do something yourself, in order to avoid unpleasant consequences. The best option is to see a doctor.

Always take your health seriously, because it is a guarantee of beauty.

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Published: 18.01.2022 14:08 Times Read: 58