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I have a nail that is split or cracked all the way down. I have found crazy glue to be the answer.
Now I use a tiny piece of hypo-allergenic tape put it on top and roll it under the tip. I then glue it down with super glue. I smooth it lightly with a manicure stick. The next morning I file very lightly with a fine emery board. Do NOT file the edge of the nail. It needs to stay tight.
It happens to me too! The weak nails are many now, I have always tried to patch up with nail polish, but am intrigued by this solution, will give it a try! Thanks
I have tried this too and it worked well for me until my nail grew out. I would check the WebMd site for info on fingernails. Here's a link
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems- ... althy-fingernails-clues-about-health
Go to ask.com and post the question: Can be related to B12 deficiency, age, hardness and brittle. Use Eucerin Cream after a shower. Got the info from a Wisconsin Medical site. Good Luck!
You are missing some vitamins if you have that problem.Talk to your Doctor, I have been on Folic Acid and I also use Vaseline hand cream for hand's and nails.I rub the cream into my nails at night and try to keep the cream on my hand's as much as possible.
Also if you go out in the cold without gloves and I am talking about winter with the frigid temp's it will cause breakage as well as splitting.Good Luck Darlene.
I have one nail that's been splitting for years. Thanks for the future pain you're saving me.
If you could think back to when the splits/ridges first started you could probably remember hurting your finger, at the base. Sometimes it might not even be enough to make the finger very sore. I didn[t realize what caused my nails to do this until I caught my thumb in a window and slammed it pretty hard. I have kept watch and every time I have another split I am able to remember back to when I hurt it. I have been wearing tape on some of my nails for ever so long, so am very glad to learn about your 'fix' for the situation. Thank you very much. jsham, AR
I have this problem, too! I asked my doctor about it, and he also has no clue what causes it. Interesting! I am going to keep this tip in mind. Thanks.
I have been dealing with this condition on my thumb nail for years. The doctor just looks at it and shakes his head offering no solution. I will definitly be giving this a try. Nail polish and hardners do nothing so hopfully this will work. Thanks for letting me know I am not crazy.
Thank you for this idea.
I have the same problem especially this winter. I looked down on my hands this morning and had about three of my nails that needed to be clipped down due to the breaks on the ends of them.
Will let you know how this is working.
I have the same problem, and it's so upsetting. I will have to give it a try. Thanks.
This is a hint I will certainly use! I'm dealing with a nail right now that could have used this but it's too late...next time! Thanks!
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