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Old 07-26-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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zeboyoureit HB User
Cuticle damage to thumb nail

Hello, about a month ago - due to extremely bad habit - I went further than usual in biting my nails and unfortunately damaged the cuticle. As a result of this, I believe, my thumb nail is dented about halfway up the nail and is overall dented above that halfway point to the tip. It seems as though the lower half of my nail is better though - the cuticle is healed and there are no dents or misshapes in that part. My question is: will this be healed, and the nail eventually go back into its original smooth state? And should/could I take any particular action as to expediting the healing process (as it is quite unsightly).
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.


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Old 08-22-2012, 10:32 AM   #2
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lazydaizy87 HB User
Re: Cuticle damage to thumb nail

Hi Zeboyoureit,
It will take some time but it should grow out normal..I had really indented thumbnails from years of picking my cuticles. This summer I went cold turkey and stopped picking and they started growing out nicely but I relapsed and it created another big bump across the nail! But after about a month it has almost grown out and the nail bed underneath is flat

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