Tuesday, April 20, 2010

These Are My Nails

My very naked nails.




Those white spots on my nails on the side of my index, the uneven nail line of my middle and ring and the big white tip on my pinky is where my nail is no longer connected to my nail bed. My nails are cut as short as they'll go, so you can see how bad it is on my pinky.

This was part of the reason why I took my first break. But it's just gotten much worse in a very short period of time. So I'm going back on hiatus. I have about five more polishes to post. But after that, it'll be pretty quiet here. I may do stash pics though, so let me know if you're interested.

I'm also going to cross post this everywhere. Anyone who knows what might be wrong with my nails, or can suggest a treatment, please let me know.

Edit: For anyone that finds this from a web search or is wondering kinda what happened. I had an aesthetician tell me pretty much to stop wearing nail polish, cut my nails really short. As short as I can. And continue to cut it short until the nail bed moves back to where it should be. By cutting the nail really short, it can't hook on things and get pulled from the nail bed so it has time to heal. I hope this helps. If the problem doesn't start to improve in a couple weeks, please go see a doctor. It could be a fungus infection or something worse. I had improvement within 1-2 weeks.

17 comments:

  1. I don't know what's causing the problem with your pinky finger, but I've got the same problem on my ring finger. I'd be really curious to find out! I thought maybe I might have damaged it when moving? I am hoping it will grow back out and I can file it down to healthy nail...but it's an experiment.

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  2. All I know is that when the nail loosen from nail bed, it's called Onycholysis. :(

    I don't know what I can advice beside staying away from polish for a while. Do you think it might be an intolerance to nail polish or something?

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  3. Sorry. I don't know anything about nail health. But I like stash photos so please don't go away!

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  4. I'm sorry that it got worse, hun. You might want to check with some professional, maybe a referral from your family doctor to someone who knows what's going on. Stash posts are fun

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  5. Agree with the stash posts! Keep us updated on whatever you find out is going on. <3 Hope it clears up.

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  6. www.skinsight.com/adult/onycholysis

    Check this - it's much less "doctor-y" than some of the others...

    Sorry about the nails, though. I commend you for letting them go nakey for a while....but I'll be looking forward to your stash peek!
    :B
    ~Tiffani

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  7. stash posts are great. We learned about this in beauty school. keep them filed down as short as possible for a while as they grow and avoid polish (the horror). Make sure you check with your doctor because it could be a vitamin deficinecy or illness. If that's ruled out and you don't see improvement with keeping them short, go see a dermatologist. I hope this helps you, sorry you have to deal with this though :(

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  8. Noooo Helena noooo! What will I do without your bloggy-blog? :( I hope this gets better soon.

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  9. I had the same thing happen to my nails, but not very severe, and I never saw a Dr.. I cut them very short and only wore OPI Envy to help strengthen the new growth, it helped a lot. I never went to see a doctor, so if you hear anything let me know. Mine does have a tendency to come back when my nails get longer, so I keep them short. A friend of mine had this condition but more severe, and had to get RX drops to put under her nails. Keep em posted.

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  10. try a nail soak - warm water, salt, lemon juice, iodine

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  11. I don't have much to add to what everyone else is saying, just hope they clear up soon and do get a doctor to look at them to rule out some kind of medical issue. Then follow the other instructions. This has gotta suck and I'm so sorry you're having to deal with it. ((Hugs)) and I hope your nails will be back to themselves really soon.
    My toenail did this and it was fungus...isn't alway fungus apparently, but get that ruled out anyway. Wishing you a quick recovery from this.

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  12. Thanks for all your comments ladies. If it doesn't improve in a week or so, I think I'll go see the doctor. And I'll get on taking some stash pics.

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  13. Everything I was going to say about this was pretty much touched on by your other lovely commenters. So I'll just say that I hope your nails get better/are better.

    What was in that Avocado rice bowl thingy (other than avocados and rice, hahaha)? Avocado rolls are my absolute favorite!

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  14. Thanks dear. Literally cubed avocado, white rice, sprinkle some sushi seasoning (sometimes called sushi vinegar) and soy sauce on top and you have an avocado roll in a bowl.

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  15. I had this on my ring finger a while ago, it went back half way down the nail bed and i was like IM GONNA LOSE MY NAIL! Im a guy by the way. Never figured out what it was but it eventually grew out right. Now i just want the bed of my nails to be a straight line instead of having the edges come down the nail bed. Cant seem to make that happen tho so oh well.

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  16. That looks like exactly what I have now. I'm pretty sure it's a nail fungus. My nail beds feel so tender because of this and I have to keep cutting my nails short and I put drops on tea tree oil on the nail and around the cuticle. it helps

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  17. Mine pretty much grew out after I stopped wearing polish and cut them really short.

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