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Re: Splitting Finger Nails From The Side

Re: Splitting Finger Nails From The Side

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Posted by Roi on November 17, 2000 at 22:56:20:

In Reply to: Re: Splitting Finger Nails From The Side posted by Marti on November 15, 2000 at 10:27:05:

: : I have never filed my nails. But when this crack appears and spreads I must remove the nail from the split point before it accidently get ripped off. Is that why it again starts a split in that area ?

: Cutting, filing or otherwise removing any area of the sidewall of the nail plate will result in a loss of structural balance, will compromise the integrity of the nail plate, and eventually result in a split, crack or repetitive break in this area. Repeatedly trying to 'fix it' by any of the above means will allow the crack to penetrate further into the nail plate.

How can I possibly NOT remove the nail when the nail is hanging there and the split is half way across my thumb ? It takes about 3 days for the split to advance across the nail and any kind of movement can rip it off. Thank you Marti !





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