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Old 08-04-2011, 10:09 AM   #1
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fingernails coming off

I am hoping someone will be able to help me with this.

Earlier this year, my fingernails started coming off on some of my fingers. They started detaching at the very tip and gradually worked their way down the finger. They started appearing white where they were no longer attached.

The nails have regrown and some fingers have even made a small recovery, but the situation has overall gotten worse.

Back in early May, most of my right pinky nail completely broke off after taking a shower. Then, just last week, the left pinky nail has mostly broken off as well. The right nail has mostly grown back, but it is still largely detached.

Does anyone know what is going on here? How can I help my nails grow back? Will they ever be able to fully grow back again, given how long this has been going on for now?

The only other thing going on with my hands is that the fingers on my right hand are quite swollen and have been at least since the beginning of the year. My left fingers are perfectly fine, though.

I have not had any fingernail or hand injuries or conditions. I do not have any other medical complications or issues. Everything else is completely normal with me. The fingernails just started coming off for no apparent reason.

Please help out if you are able to. I am really getting worried here.

Thank you very much.

 
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:22 AM   #2
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Re: fingernails coming off

Does anyone know what is going on? I really need some help on what to do about this.

I am now noticing black marks appearing at the base of several nails, where they are attached to the cuticles. This has never happened before. In addition, a couple of them have partially split and/or broken off. What is happening to my nails?

Please, can anyone help me? This is very concerning and I don't know what to do about it.

 
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Re: fingernails coming off

Ok you need to see a doctor (dematologist) for it.

Regarding the dryness, you need to apply some cream to the nail ro keep it from being too dry overnight or it will crack. Do that and ask the doctor what is going on. The doctor can also prescribe a special cream.

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Re: fingernails coming off

ninamarc,

Thank you very much for your response. I was getting worried and am glad to finally hear back from someone.

It is interesting to see a dermatologist for this. That is something I would never have thought of.

Regarding the cream, do you have a particular product or type of product in mind? I will be going to Target in a few days, so it would be good to know what to look for there. This is completely new to me, so I want to make sure I get the right item.

Thank you very much again for helping me out here.

 
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ninamarc,

Thank you very much for your response. I was getting worried and am glad to finally hear back from someone.

It is interesting to see a dermatologist for this. That is something I would never have thought of.

Regarding the cream, do you have a particular product or type of product in mind? I will be going to Target in a few days, so it would be good to know what to look for there. This is completely new to me, so I want to make sure I get the right item.

Thank you very much again for helping me out here.
I had the experience that I was told to see the dematologist. I have some nail issue (the manicure ruined the base) and she gave me the prescribed special cream uremic cream.(uremol cream). It is meant for overnight. You cannot just buy it on the counter.
I also try to use the vaproizing ointment for nasal congestion - this is a remedy for killing fungus but I don't have fungus. I should use uremol really...

Regards,
Nina

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Old 09-16-2011, 08:46 AM   #6
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ninamarc,

Thank you again for your help. I'll have to look into this and see what I am able to do.

I do have one more question, though. Being that my nails have been coming off for so long and it has been such a long time since they have been fully attached, are they ever going to fully grow back? It has been months since some of them have been fully grown, and I'm worried about the feasibility of them ever coming back like normal.

Am I going to be stuck with defunct nails the rest of my life?

 
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ninamarc,

Thank you again for your help. I'll have to look into this and see what I am able to do.

I do have one more question, though. Being that my nails have been coming off for so long and it has been such a long time since they have been fully attached, are they ever going to fully grow back? It has been months since some of them have been fully grown, and I'm worried about the feasibility of them ever coming back like normal.

Am I going to be stuck with defunct nails the rest of my life?
Well, I have the same issue and the other GP assured me that the base will grow back but it takes a long time. I have some bone density issue so it may be slow. It is quite slow... My own GP told me the specialist could pull out the bad nails and let them grow again. The nail can grow back slowly if the bad nail is gone. But it is VERY painful to take out the bad nails!!

I believe it grows. If it talkes so long, it probably means the bad nails have to be pulled out... See a doctor about that since I am not a medical person.

Good luck,
Nina

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