Fingernail + Bamboo Shoots, Will It Ever Heal?
February 14, 2007 11:37 AM Subscribe
I accidentally pried my fingernail back about a year ago and it hasn't reattached itself entirely. In essence, I've done the same damage one might receive from having bamboo shoots stuck under the nail. The thin white crescent at the tip/end of my finger still recedes where the damage occurred.
I've looked at a lot of MeFi posts regarding fingernail injuries but haven't found quite what I'm talking about. I've given it almost a year but it still hasn't reattached/resealed all the way. The nail itself isn't damaged and the injury never went more than halfway down my nail (so the cuticle and luna were never touched). Wikipedia describes something
posted by thankyoumuchly to Health & Fitness (12 answers total)
Wikipdia describes something that sounds like what I am dealing with: Onycholysis is a loosening of the exposed portion of the nail from the nail bed, usually beginning at the free edge and continuing to the lunula. It is frequently associated with an internal disorder, trauma, infection, nail fungi, allergy to nail enhancement products, or side effects of drugs. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nail_disease ) Technically this isn't a "nail disease", but the definition does say "trauma".
Anyway, all suggestions will help!
Here is a graphic to represent what I'm talking about (sorry for the multiple links, I'm not sure which one will show up or display a hyperlink):