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Trimming Fingernails

Person trimming a fingernail with clippers

When trimming fingernails, make sure to clip the nail straight across. You can use a nail file to smooth sharp edges.

Current as of: March 17, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Gayle E. Stauffer, RN - Registered Nurse