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Old 08-27-2005, 07:53 PM   #1
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follow-up question about my fingernail

A while back I posted here asking about my fingernails since I injured the fingers (index and middle) when I accidentally slammed the car door on them. There was some white residue underneath the nail on the injured side for both fingers. My middle finger seems to be healing fine and I'm just waiting for the pink arc on the free end to level off. But on my middle finger, the white residue seem to have hardened or look like nail/cuticle. The fingernail is lifted on that side. Should I worry or just wait for it to all grow out?
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:31 AM   #2
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Re: follow-up question about my fingernail

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A while back I posted here asking about my fingernails since I injured the fingers (index and middle) when I accidentally slammed the car door on them. There was some white residue underneath the nail on the injured side for both fingers. My middle finger seems to be healing fine and I'm just waiting for the pink arc on the free end to level off. But on my middle finger, the white residue seem to have hardened or look like nail/cuticle. The fingernail is lifted on that side. Should I worry or just wait for it to all grow out?
Thanks.
Any time you damage the nail plate, you also damage the nail bed underneath. The result will be nail plate separation depending on the degree of trauma. It will all grow forward as the matrix developes new nail plate cells and pushes the damaged portion forward off the free edge.

 
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Old 08-30-2005, 08:19 AM   #3
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Re: follow-up question about my fingernail

thanks Marti! :-) I'll be more patient. ;-)

 
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