Although both kinds of paronychia develop due to bacterial or yeast infections, it can also develop due to your actions, or the actions of another person that affects your nails. Nail biters and pickers may suffer from acute paronychia. If the manicurist fails to take sufficient care, their tools might damage the nail, and an infection develops. Some people get chronic paronychia after keeping their feet or hands in water a long time. All of this goes to show how bad habits can affect nail health. Even if it is impossible to get full protection against yeast and bacterial infections, each individual can take steps that reduce the likelihood.
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