It may seem extravagant, but you should have two pairs of clippers in your medicine cabinet. Toenail clippers are larger, both in width and thickness, than your typical fingernail clippers, which allows you to make smoother cuts, says Christopher R. Hood Jr., DPM of Premier Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Pottstown, PA.
|Dr. Christopher Hood
“Use your toenail clippers just for your toes, and use the smaller clipper for your fingernails to not transmit foot fungus or bacteria to your fingernails, or vice versa,” says Dr. Hood. And make sure to clean your clippers after each use. “This can be as easy as soaking in dish detergent or anti-bacterial soap with warm/hot water for 10 to 15 minutes, and then drying (them) afterwards so they do not become rusty,” he says.
Source: Emily Shiffer, Men’s Health [10/30/17]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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