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Registered: ‎08-18-2016

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to flamawmaw
Wow the exact same thing happened to me. I slammed my finger in the car door years back when i was young and the nail fail off and grew back more thicker,but just a few months ago it's been splitting down the middle and it's sooo painful when it gets caught on things. I've tried super glue as well and it only works for a few days. So fed up ;(
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-29-2016

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to flamawmaw
I have had a vertical split for years. I now have a 'hard gel' layer put on. It's natural looking and works for me. Not costly to have done.
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-20-2016

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to mam100254_8

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.

 

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Registered: ‎07-09-2016

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to flamawmaw
I also have the problem with my thumb nail cracked from base to tip. My thumb nails also have deep dents in them. I have never smashed my nails so I am not sure why this continues. Even after they grow out...it starts all over. Plus my nails layer and I have to peel back the layers. Up until about a year ago my nails were healthy and strong. I am at a loss as to why I am having these issues now.
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-06-2016

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to murrotavitch

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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Registered: ‎05-20-2016

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to dollfemmefatale

Hello we at "It Works" have good products that can solve that problem.  Try it at www.5diamondstlp.itworks.com

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Registered: ‎03-13-2016

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to flamawmaw
My split is the result of a ferret bite to the nail bed. I have had it for about 10 years now, and nothing fixes it.
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-12-2016

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to flamawmaw
I also got bit quite deeply into the knuckle by a squirrel, but on the finger next to the one with the split, so I can't blame it on the little rascal. LOL
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Registered: ‎09-05-2005

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to flamawmaw
Two of my nails grow out split since I had my son 26 years ago. That little white line where the split is showed up one day and never left. Recently my doctor told me that I have a vitamin D deficiency. I'm going to hit the D supplements and see what happens to my nails.
Susan
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Registered: ‎01-07-2016

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to flamawmaw

Hi folks,

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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Registered: ‎12-30-2015

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to flamawmaw
Vit D zinc magnesium iron protein deficiencies can cause nail splitting and ridges
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Registered: ‎12-30-2015

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to flamawmaw
Nail splitting or ridges are caused by Vit D, zinc, magnesium, iron and protein deficiencies...try a good multi vitamin for a week and some extras of the nutrients in supplement and food forms and notice a big difference in a couple of weeks
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Registered: ‎12-17-2015

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to jobeymom

Did that work?

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Registered: ‎10-13-2015

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to carysannie29

i have a split nail on the left hand second finger think i am going to get a oparation on it 

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-14-2015

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to flamawmaw
I have same thing but it's my thumb.
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-18-2015

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to flamawmaw
I had bitten my nails for over thirty years so my nails are flatter which I think is the cause of the splitting. The nail on my middle finger grows in a bit and then splits as the nail eats longer. I have tried crazy glue and cutting it short but it just keeps happening. I am not willing to have a fake nail put on top since I want to keep my nails natural. I did read a truck where you take a small snip of tea bag paper and glue that to the split so I'm trying that next. I also thought of pulling apart a q-tip and using the little fuzzy bits to hold it. I am not cutting this thing off !
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Registered: ‎08-07-2015

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to flamawmaw
Ok I'm trying this as it is the first thing I've read that sounds like it just might work!!!! Thank you for taking the time to post😊
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Registered: ‎03-31-2015

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to flamawmaw
My dad told me to put super glue over the start of the split and below it as well and it will grow out right. Doesn't take much and it worked for me.
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-15-2015

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to louw.leig

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.

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Registered: ‎03-02-2015

Re: Cause & cure for fingernail split down the middle

in reply to purplekat45

purplekat45 wrote:
Nail oil does not work I have the same problems for four years now I miss having nails