What can grow under your nails?
Along with dead skin cells and dirt, nasty germs like Klebsiella (bacteria that cause pneumonia and urinary tract infections) and Candida parapsilosis (a yeast that causes wound and blood stream infections) can be found under fingernails.
How do you get dirt out of deep under nails?
You can use a loofah, sponge, or washcloth to really clean around the toenails. Try a foot soak. If you don’t take a shower every day, consider soaking your feet in a tub of lukewarm water and soap. This can help break up or dislodge dirt underneath toenails.
Is fast growing hair and nails a sign of good health?
Fast growth of nails is a good sign of health. Poor blood circulation, lack of vitamin C and vitamin E results in slower growth of nails. Nail biting and quick cutting of nails also causes them to grow fast. Hormones and age also play an important role in the slow or fast growth of nails.
Why do you need to keep your skin hair and nails clean and neat?
Daily washing, cleaning hands before and after handling food, wearing clean clothing, looking after your skin, hair and nails and good oral hygiene are all factors that contribute to keeping healthy. Personal hygiene is not only important for good health, it is also essential for a person’s self-esteem.