One of the most common causes of chronic paronychia is working in an environment in which your hands are frequently wet. It is important to keep your hands dry most of the time so that it can heal. If possible, you should adapt your job so that you can clean and dry your hands periodically. Other options include using waterproof gloves that also wick sweat away from your hands. This allows you to stay dry during the day. While your infection is healing, you should avoid getting the area wet except when it is part of your treatment process. >
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