I have a messed up thumb nail...

dawnsfinallywed

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Hi. The nail bed on my thumb is completely destroyed from acrylics and then an accident that made it worse. 2 questions...
1. Do you think it will ever grow back correctly...
2. Paint it or not???

Opinions? Thoughts?
 

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Hi. The nail bed on my thumb is completely destroyed from acrylics and then an accident that made it worse. 2 questions...
1. Do you think it will ever grow back correctly...
2. Paint it or not???

Opinions? Thoughts?
The same thing happened to my left hand pointer finger. It got caught when closing a School door! :doh:

Leave it alone & it will eventually grow back, try NOT to damage the cuticle area & leave that alone too. It will grow out depending on how long your nails take to grow. Some people have nails that grow out quickly, but I noticed my damage finger nail grew out way slower. I lost the nail twice in 1 year due to acrylics. NEVER EVER let them (manicurist or do it yourself) soak off the acrylic as that does weaken the nail bed & knocking it by accident causes further damage to the nail bed. I know it's hard, but try to be patient with it. As I stated I lost mine twice in a year (due to soaking off acrylic & it's the only nail where I have a fake nail put on due to the damage & it grows out as a hangnail), so I had no nail on it for over a year.
 

dawnsfinallywed

"ks authenticator"
Feb 5, 2011
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Savannah
The same thing happened to my left hand pointer finger. It got caught when closing a School door! :doh:

Leave it alone & it will eventually grow back, try NOT to damage the cuticle area & leave that alone too. It will grow out depending on how long your nails take to grow. Some people have nails that grow out quickly, but I noticed my damage finger nail grew out way slower. I lost the nail twice in 1 year due to acrylics. NEVER EVER let them (manicurist or do it yourself) soak off the acrylic as that does weaken the nail bed & knocking it by accident causes further damage to the nail bed. I know it's hard, but try to be patient with it. As I stated I lost mine twice in a year (due to soaking off acrylic & it's the only nail where I have a fake nail put on due to the damage), so I had no nail on it for over a year.

Yeah, the edges seem to be growing inward, and that drives me insane, so I end up cutting them off...