How often should you cut your toenails?

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How often should you cut your toenails?
« on: 28/10/2014 17:35:55 »
How should you shape your nails? Physicists have been
calculating the optimal frequency and shape to stop
ingrown nails...
Read a transcript of the interview by clicking here
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Re: How often should you cut your toenails?
« Reply #1 on: 03/11/2014 06:41:10 »
A lot of recommendations are to cut the toe nails "straight across". 

Personally I dislike corners sticking out and getting caught on stuff, so I follow the contour of the nail beds, and usually trim a little skin near the ends of the big toenails. 

Short toenails may also help prevent conditions such as toenail fungus.