Cuidado de las uñas en recién nacidos

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Cuidado de las uñas en recién nacidos

Los recién nacidos tienen uñas que, por lo general, son suaves y flexibles pero que pueden causarle lesiones porque ellos todavía no tienen control de los movimientos de sus brazos, manos y dedos y, sin darse cuenta, pueden arañarse la cara. Las uñas del bebé deben ser cortadas cuidadosamente con tijeras pequeñas de punta roma. Se debe usar una lima para mantener las uñas lisas.

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  • Last Reviewed on 11/07/2011
  • Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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