Somewhere between high school and finishing my degree in university something happened to my thumb nail and its never been the same. Here is what I am talking about:
Yes, there is a split right down the middle which makes it pretty hard to grow it out before it catches on something and rips. I’ve tried lots of products such as nail glue (krazy glue for nails), fake nails, nail strengthener, nail repair…. just to name a few off the top of my head. The fake nail was by far the best however because my nails are so fragile the adhesive would also take off a layer of my natural nail when it was removed.
My dermatologist said that the nail bed starts on the finger pretty close to the joint. He explained that if this area of my finger is experiencing eczema then it will reflect in the nail up to “months” later. So, I am pretty much doomed to have this nail stay this way unless by some miracle my eczema vanishes and causes my nail bed to fix itself. For now, its a balancing act of trying to keep it trimmed (sometimes shaped like a heart) and manageable for everyday life. A girl can always dream about having nice nails, can’t she?
I am opening to hearing solutions for this. What has worked for you?