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Re: Black Lines in Nails, (please help need solution)
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Posted by Marti
on November 14, 2000 at 11:03:29:
In Reply to: Black Lines in Nails, (please help need solution) posted by ebe on November 12, 2000 at 23:17:34:
: I have the same problem, black lines on my nails. The lines have been there for years. I have recently started to get them on other nails, what can I do?
Actually, there is little to be done with these 'splinter hemmorages'. Blood will fill the tiny 'voids' between the layers of nail plate cells and the result looks like a splinter. This is normally caused by some kind of minor nail trauma, but can also be hereditary and due to the type of nail plate you 'grow'. Not every nail is the same from finger to finger or hand to hand. Not every nail plate is the same either. If the matrix misses producing a single cell to any part of the nail plate, this leaves a void in the plate construction. Kink of like missing a brick when building a brick wall. The void needs to be filled with something to keep the wall breaking, and in the case of thenail palte, this is blood, oils and moisture. Be careful not to injure the matrix (the white half-moon at the cutilce line is the leading edge of the matrix). The matrix is where the nail plate cells are produced!
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