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#1 of 4 Old 07-08-2009, 11:54 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Just wondering if you natural minded mammas have cured/or know how to cure an infected hang nail?

The side of my finger is puffy and alittle clear pus comes out if I push hard on it. (Icky, I know!)

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Soak in hot water for 20 minutes, several times a day. Add Epsom salts to the water if you have them.

DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.

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Maybe dabbing a little tea tree oil on would help too. I second the soaking.

I should probably be doing something else right now.
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Soak in hot water for 20 minutes, several times a day. Add Epsom salts to the water if you have them.
: Salt water soaks have miraculously cleared up a couple nasty looking hangnails that I had with only a few soaks. I just used regular table salt. About 1/4 to 1/2 tsp per cup of warm (as hot as you can stand) water.

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