Gauze stuck to the nail bed can be a nuisance and can take a lot of time and effort to remove. There are several methods that can be used to remove gauze stuck to the nail bed.
Gauze stuck to nail bed
How to remove gauze from your nail bed
If you get a hangnail, the easiest way to remove gauze from your nail bed is to soak the gauze in warm water for a few minutes. This will loosen the gauze and you can then remove it easily with a Q-tip or cotton ball.
How to clean your nail bed after gauze removal
Gauze stuck to the nail bed can be a frustrating mess. Luckily, there is an easy way to clean it up.
1. Fill a bowl with warm water and dissolve a few drops of nail polish remover in it.
2. Soak a cotton ball in the solution and place it over the gauze stuck to the nail bed.
3. Gently push the cotton ball against the gauze until it is all wet.
4. Hold the ball against the gauze for a few seconds, then remove it slowly.
5. Wipe the area clean with a wet cloth.
How to soothe your nail bed after gauze removal
If you have ever had to remove gauze from a nail bed, you know it can be quite painful. Here are some tips to soothe the area and make the removal process easier:
1. Apply a cold gel pack or ice to the area.
2. Apply a topical anesthetic, such as lidocaine, to the area.
3. Use a clean pair of scissors to cut the gauze away from the nail bed.
4. Apply pressure to the area for a few minutes to help the anesthetic work.
5. Remove the remaining gauze and apply a topical pain reliever.
How to prevent gauze from sticking to your nail bed
Gauze isopropyl alcohol is a great way to remove gauze from your nail bed. Before you attempt this, make sure that you have a cotton ball or any other type of ball to place over the wound to keep the gauze in place. Pour isopropyl alcohol over the top of the ball, and press the ball against the gauze to soak up the liquid. After a few minutes, use a clean cotton ball to remove the gauze from the nail bed.
How to treat your nail bed after gauze removal
If you’ve tried to remove gauze stuck to your nails, but it’s proving stubborn, here’s a detailed professional, witty and clever explanation of how to treat your nail bed after gauze removal.
1. Pour a little acetone or nail polish remover on a cotton ball and apply it to the area where the gauze is stuck.
2. Gently scrub the acetone or nail polish remover around the gauze until it’s loose.
3. Rinse the area with cool water.
4. Apply a liberal amount of a nail polish or acetone-free lotion to your nails and wait a few minutes for it to dry.
5. Apply a topcoat if desired.
If gauze is stuck to the nail bed, a doctor may use a small wire brush to remove the gauze. If the gauze is very stuck, the doctor may use a small knife to cut the gauze away from the nail bed.