Prevent vaginal infections
You need to have clean nails if you want to stay healthy. That’s obvious for most people—but did you know that dirty nails can also cause infections? A study by the found that dirty hands were more likely to cause vaginal infections.
The reason? Unwashed hands secrete bacteria on the fingernails that rise up and enter the private parts, causing itching, discomfort and pain. Some people mistakenly think they already have a vaginal infection and begin using antibiotics, which ends up further complicating their condition because they are taking antibiotics unnecessarily.