So i use lotion like crazy and always have, but lately the cuticles have been all pushed back...not stuck on the nail like normal. my skin is all red and sore where the cuticle is supposed to connect to my nail. it hurts so bad!. Is is a vitamin deffeicency? What can i do. all fingers hurt...i dont bite, pick or chew.....i need helpCuticle care...Sore red fingers where cuticle meets nail...HELP?
You probably wash your hands with harsh soap and/or in hard water. Use vaseline on the cuticles at night and wear cotton gloves so it can soak in. Poor nutrition can also make this worse.Cuticle care...Sore red fingers where cuticle meets nail...HELP?
If they're red, painful, and pulling back, you may have an infection. Do you get manicures, or share manicure tools with anyone? I got a bad nailbed infection after getting a professional manicure. My symptoms were similar, and then the cuticle area got very swollen and then full of pus - I ended up going to the doctor to clear it up. You can try using an antibiotic ointment on them to see if that helps, but if they swell up, get to the doctor.
Whenever you go for a manicure, bring your own tools to avoid getting an infection.