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07-20-2016 01:49 PM
I too have the same issue. My thumb has being splitting down the middle for over 10 years. I have beautiful natural nails. I am not sure how this happened but I am thinking it was "tramatized" by either a hammer or putting acrylic over my nails. I stopped getting that done years ago but the problem persists. I am going to try a homemade harder (from store), mixed with Biotin liquid softgels with vitamin D added. I read that the condition is called Onychoschizia. I have done all of the common sense things with no results. I have even as a dermatologist with no luck. I too thought about getting the nail removed and starting all over. I will try my solution for a couple of weeks and respond back to the forum.
07-09-2016 09:09 PM
07-06-2016 11:04 AM
I use a dab of SuperGlue on the split in the nail of my middle finger. It splits only about 1/4" but catches on everything. This nail was surgically removed after an accidental hit with a hammer. It grew back and was perfect until a couple of years ago when the split occurred. Still looking for a CURE, not a temporary fix.
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01-07-2016 02:58 PM
I too have a split nail right ring finger. An injury during a sheep sheering gone wrong Lol. The sheep turned out fine my hand took the hit. Those sheep sure are hard to hold and sheers sure are sharp! It's been about 6 years now and my nail splits if it grows out more than an 1/16 of an inch. It's always snagging on everything and of course generally just being a pain in the butt. I agree there is not much to do but keep it filed but am greatful for the many suggestions here about vitamins and oils! Good luck to all Jane.
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03-15-2015 03:11 AM
I came here looking for a better remedy than mine. I have had this problem for years with my left index finger. I often catch it, ripping off 25%, and we know how painful that is. The nail grows normally until half way then splits into two. I really have tried everything. The final solution has been to file it as low as possible and apply a false nail, keeping it the same length as the real nail. Trimming and filing before application is easiest (you don't want to catch that split edge) I gently push the split together whilst drying as the real nail tends to splay and flatten as it grows. After a couple of months I have a decent length and can give the nail a breather. A quick fix is, alternate layers of tissue paper and clear nail polish. Good luck.
03-02-2015 12:24 PM
My thumb nail would split down the Middle into the bed. Painful at times. I went to alot of Doctors and they said that there was nothing they could do. Finally I went to the Nail salon across the street, She said that she can put a Gel Nail on top of my thumb nail, that will hold it together. That was over 3 years ago and no more spliting.
03-02-2015 12:22 PM
I developed this problem after a squirrel bit my finger at the medial joint. The nail has not grown correctly since. Given that the trauma affecting the nail was a full inch and a half from the nail itself I believe these problems are beyond any surface treatment you can apply to the nail. I've tried different things to hold it together. It did take a long time for the finger to heal from the bite but that was been at least 5 years ago, I think. I would have to check with my clinic to find out which set of rabies shots that was, LOL! It's always something with me!