Indian doctors find simple fix for hangnail

Their technique puts patients in a sticky situation

Indian dermatologists reckon they have found a quick and simple solution to the treatment of hangnail.

Nail and hammer

But their sticky fix seems more DIY than dermatology.

The condition — which despite its name affects the skin of the digit and not the nail — is common, with the torn skin liable to lead to recurrence and infection, the authors write in a two-paragraph paper in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

“Conventionally, soaking the involved hand in lukewarm water, trimming the hangnail straight, and applying