I recently got two “hang nails” on both middle fingers; hang nails occur when a nail cuts into the finger at the side creating a deep laceration about 4 mm in length extending towards the front of the fingernail. I have tried using Band Aid brand adhesive bandages, but we do not have Curads so the flesh underneath becomes damp and raw and never heals together, even after being held together for several hours. How should I treat these, do I have to get sutures for God’s sake?
You know, doing what is right is easy. The problem is knowing what is right.
–Lyndon B. Johnson