October 26, 2011 9:35 PM Subscribe
Is my fingernail ever going to stop being weak and splitty?
posted by troublesome to Health & Fitness (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I slammed my finger in a car door some ten-odd years ago. It was painful, I lost the nail, etc. The nail has long since grown back, although there is still a visible scar underneath it, but it's just been kind of a dud as a nail ever since. It splits a lot, when it's not very long at all, and gets snagged on things. All my nails used to be kind of splitty and bad, but now I'm being treated for hypothyroid and the one bad nail's deficiencies have become much more, you know, glaring and annoying and such.
Has anyone else had a nail just go sour like this after an injury? Did it ever get back to its game? Is there anything I can do to make that happen, or do I just learn a valuable lesson about not slamming one's finger in doors and move on, older and wiser?