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Nail Removal (Finger/Toe Nail Plate)

Sometimes a toenail or fingernail may be removed because of injury, pain from an ingrown nail, infection, or to look at the abnormal tissue below the nail. After your nail has been removed, it will take a few weeks for the nail to start to grow back. It will take about 3 to 6 months for a fingernail to fully grow back. A toenail will take about 6 to 12 months. Your nail will usually, but not always, grow back normally.

Home care

These tips will help you care for yourself at home:

  • Keep the injured part raised to help with pain and swelling. This is very important during the first 48 hours.

  • Apply an ice pack for 20 minutes every 3 to 6 hours during the first 24 to 48 hours. Keep using ice packs for swelling and pain relief as needed. To make an ice pack, put ice cubes in a plastic bag that seals at the top. Wrap the bag in a clean, thin towel or cloth. Never put ice or an ice pack directly on the skin. As the ice melts, be careful not to get any wrap, splint, or cast wet.  

  • You can use over-the-counter medicine to control pain, unless another medicine was prescribed. Note: If you have chronic liver or kidney disease or ever had a stomach ulcer or gastrointestinal bleeding, talk with your provider before using these medicines. Don’t use ibuprofen in children under 6 months of age.

  • The nail bed (the tissue under the nail) is moist, soft, and sensitive. Protect the nail bed for the first 7 to 10 days until it dries out and becomes hard. Keep it covered with a dressing or adhesive bandage until that time.

  • Bandages tend to stick to a newly exposed nail bed. They can be hard to remove if left in place more than 24 hours. So change dressings every 24 hours, unless you were told otherwise. If needed, soak the dressing off while holding your finger or toe under warm running water.

  • If you were given antibiotics to treat or prevent infection, take them as directed until they are all gone.

Follow-up care

Follow up with your healthcare provider, or as advised. If X-rays were taken, you will be told of any new findings that may affect your care.

When to seek medical advice

Call your healthcare provider right away if any of the following occur:

  • Pain or swelling gets worse after 24 hours

  • Redness around the nail, or fluid draining from your finger or toe

  • Any red streaking develops

  • Fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher, or as directed by your provider

Toenail Regrowth After a Fungal Infection — Yellow Toenails Cured

Toenail fungus is easy to catch, but it’s hard to remove. It grows fast, especially when your feet are always in socks and shoes. It can do many things to your nail, like turning it different colors or making it thicker. If left alone, the nail can start crumbling and even start to lift off the skin.

Some people say that you will never grow a new toenail after toenail fungus, but that’s not true. When you kill the fungus, a new healthy nail will start to grow in its place. Toenail regrowth after a fungal infection will take several months, but you will have a normal-looking and healthy nail again.

In this article, we will talk about how your nail begins to heal after the infection is gone. As everyone is different, we will talk about how long it will take for the new nail to grow in its place. We will also suggest things that you can use to help your nail grow faster and stronger.

It’s recommended that you explore some of the different ways to prevent toenail fungus from returning once it’s healed. Unfortunately, people who are affected by fungus are statistically more likely to become infected again.

Healing Fungal Infections

The time it takes to kill toenail fungus completely varies from person to person, but it usually takes from 6 months to a year to completely kill it. As you are treating it, though, and it starts to heal, you will notice the changes much sooner.

For a healthy nail to grow back in place, you have to be consistent with the routine of treating the fungus. If you stop before it’s gone, or if you miss a treatment, the fungus will be right back where it started.

How Does a New Nail Grow?

As the fungus dies, you will start to see a healthy nail appear from the cuticle. This is where the bottom of the nail meets the toe itself. As you start to see this, keep paying special attention to the cuticle when you’re using a treatment, as this will keep the nail healthy.

There will be no discoloration or thickness of the new nail. As the nail grows in, keep the infected part trimmed as much as you can, and this will help to protect the new nail. Nails don’t grow very fast, but you will see when it starts to come out.

Don’t assume that the fungus is dead, because if you stop treating it now, the healthy nail may very well get infected also. Treat the nail as if it still has the infection, until the new nail grows. This may seem like a pain, but it is the only way to ensure a healthy nail.

Possible Problems or Complications

If you are otherwise healthy, there should be no further problems when the fungus is gone. Your new nail will grow back in healthily.

If you have a health condition where your immune system doesn’t work properly, such as diabetes, HIV aids, or a lack of circulation to your feet, then you really should see a podiatrist.

They will be best able to help you to rid your nail completely of any existing fungus, and they may be able to tell you other things that you can do to ensure that a healthy toenail will grow back in.

Faster Toenail Regrowth After a Fungal Infection

There are some things that you can do that will help the new nail grow faster. You can use tea tree oil, which is an essential oil packed with healing properties like anti-fungal and antibacterial. This will help to make sure that the fungus is completely killed, and stays away.

This oil has been used to heal infections and to treat other skin ailments. It is used in many products for treating toenail fungus, because of its benefits. It also has properties that will speed up the healing process, so you’ll see changes to your nail(s) faster.

You have to keep clipping your nail as far as you can so that you get rid of the remaining infected nail. It is tedious, but when you see the new nail growing in, you will realize that it is worth it.

Remember always to disinfect anything that comes into contact with your nail, such as nail clippers, files, towels, etc. And wash your hands when you are done. Doing these will also help in keeping the fungus from returning.

If you wear nail polish, don’t use the regular ones just to hide toenail fungus. You should use specialist antifungal nail polishes, such as Dr.’s Remedy and DaniPro. They will help to hide and treat the infection.

How Long Does It Take for the Nail to Grow?

Depending on the severity of the infection, you can start to see improvements in your nail in a few weeks. For complete regrowth, however, it could take anywhere from 6 months to a year.

This also depends on whether or not you are consistent with treating the fungus, and how well you keep the nail trimmed. No one can say for sure how long it will take a toenail to regrow, but for most people, this is the case.

Protecting the New Nail from Getting Infected

When you get a fungal nail infection, there is a good chance that you may get it again in the future. This doesn’t mean that you will get it, but there is a higher probability. There are ways to help to protect the nail from getting reinfected. Here are some tips:

  • Make sure that you thoroughly sterilize your old shoes with StinkBOSS. The fungus is still living there, and it doesn’t die if you don’t do something to eliminate the problem.
  • If you can’t afford new shoes, there are good antifungal sprays for keeping the fungus at bay. Spray the insides of your shoes after they’ve been worn.
  • When you trim your nails, trim them straight across.
  • Make sure that your feet are thoroughly dry before putting socks on.

When you have had a fungal infection that has caused serious damage to your toenail, it is possible for a healthy one to grow back in its place.  It will take time, though. It may seem like forever, but it’s not. You will likely see signs of a healthy nail in as little as a month or two.

Toenail Injury Information | Foot & Ankle Specialists

Monday July 9, 2018 / Foot Doctor Blog

What are some possible causes of toenail injury?

Everyday injuries can cause your toenail to fall off. Hitting your toe on a chair or bedpost, dropping something on your foot, or simply pulling your socks on too fast can damage your toenail.

Injuries to the nail may lead to a subungual hematoma, which causes blood to collect under your injured toenail. This can delay growth of the toenail and be painful for the first few days or weeks. If it can be tolerated, the best way to treat it is to soak the area in cold water for 15 minutes, clean the area with betadine or an alcohol swab, apply antibiotic cream, and trim straight across the toenail.

If the subungual hematoma extends to a little over a quarter or half of your toenail, then you must seek treatment at a doctor’s office. If you experience throbbing or severe pain near the hematoma, your doctor will determine if the hematoma needs to be drained to relieve the pressure.  X-rays may also be taken to make sure a fracture has not occurred. In diabetics, or immune-compromised patients, care is important so that infections do not occur.

Keep in mind, toenail growth will slow down significantly after the injury. It can take anywhere from six months to two years for the nail to completely grow back.

Pressure on the toenail can cause it to weaken and lift off the nail bed. Make sure other toenails are trimmed neatly and wear well-fitting shoes to prevent any future injuries. A half centimeter of room should always be present in the front of shoes to prevent pressure of toenails. A good shoe store can help fit your shoes and make sure you are not feeling extra pressure around your toenails.

It is also possible to develop a fungal infection of the nail after a toenail injury. The injury provides an invitation for fungus to grow between the nail bed and loose toenail. If this occurs, your doctor should take a sample of your toenail to confirm that it is fungus, and then treat accordingly. Your doctor will discuss when antifungal medications are necessary on a case by case basis, depending on the results of a nail biopsy. People who have athlete’s foot and diabetes are prone to fungal infections. Diabetic patients have a harder time fighting off a fungal infection and must take extra precaution.

Another cause of toenail detachment is psoriasis, an autoimmune condition. With psoriasis, the skin cells begin to build up at a faster rate and cause the toenail to lift off. Many cases of nail psoriasis are mild and don’t persist. Some of the symptoms may include thickening/pitting of nails, unusual nail shape, yellow-brown discoloration, or a chalky-like buildup. If the foregoing remains an issue, your doctor may prescribe topical steroids to rub into your toenail and cuticle.


What to do when your toenail is injured or falls off.

Step one: Don’t panic. If your toenail starts to fall off, you must follow a few basic tips to avoid worsening your prognosis.

  • First, clean the area with an antiseptic agent as tolerated.  
  • Second, apply an antibiotic ointment with a band-aid. If part of your toenail has fallen off or is detached, it is wise to let a doctor remove the remaining portion to avoid more pain or exposing your nail bed to infection.  
    • Do not lead the band-aid on all day and night– leave the band-aid on during the day, but leave your toe open at night to let the area get some air.
    • Change your band-aid regularly regularly– a dark, moist environment creates a way for infection and fungus to form.
  • Also, the doctor will determine how much of your toenail to remove, depending on how much of the toenail is detached.

Do not wait to seek treatment until your entire toenail falls off.

While these tips provide a basic understanding of toenail injuries and detachment, they are not substitutes for medical treatment, especially if the pain persists or you are unsure about how to proceed. In such cases, please contact your doctor.  

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What to Do If Your Toenail Falls Off

Whether it is caused by a fungal toenail infection or a traumatic injury to the toe, it is common for a toenail to detach and fall off. This condition can be painful and cause an unsightly appearance to your toe. While there is not a treatment that can attach the toenail back onto the nail bed, there are things you can do to make the process of growing out a new nail painless and infection-free.

Common Reasons for Losing a Toenail

There are many reasons to lose a toenail. Some common reasons are:

  • Fungal toenail infection
  • Acetone nail polish remover
  • Skin conditions such as psoriasis
  • Illness
  • Chemotherapy
  • Trauma or injury to the toe such as stubbing the toe or dropping something heavy directly on the toenail

Treatment Options for a Detached Toenail

One of the first signs that you may lose your toenail is the darkening of the toenail due to blood collecting underneath. Eventually, the toenail may separate from the nail bed and become uncomfortable before it finally falls off. 

Do not rip off the toenail or tear off the piece that is detaching. You can trim the nail straight across and leave the section that is falling off still on the toe until it falls off naturally. 

Once the nail falls off, you will need to protect the nail bed from infection. Toenails can take several months to a year to regrow.

Some treatment and prevention tips for toenails that have fallen off or are in the process of falling off include:

  • Use pain medication as needed. After cleaning your toe, an antibiotic ointment or cream can be applied to help prevent infection. To help with pain, you can take an over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen.
  • Bandage the toe. If the toenail has not completely fallen off, you can bandage the nail to your toe until it falls off. You can also apply a bandage over the nail bed after the nail has detached from the nail bed. Keep the bandage on for 7 to 10 days until the skin of the nail bed hardens.
  • Trim the existing nail. Trim off any sharp edges of the toenail to prevent catching or tearing on socks or other items.
  • Soak your feet in cold water. You can soak your toe daily in cold water for 20 minutes.
  • Elevate your foot as much as possible. To reduce swelling in your toe, elevate your foot.

How to Prevent Losing a Toenail

There are some preventive measures to consider when doing activities that can help decrease your risk of losing a toenail such as:

  • Do not wear shoes that are tight in the toes or put pressure on the toes.
  • Keep your toenails trimmed short.
  • Always wear socks that are cushioned in your shoes.

When to See a Podiatrist

You can often treat a fallen-off toenail at home. On occasion, a detached toenail can become infected.  If you experience any of the following signs of an infection, it is time to consult with a podiatrist:

  • Increased pain
  • Discharge
  • Swelling
  • Redness

You will also want to see a podiatrist if the toenail has detached and will not stop bleeding or if you feel throbbing in the toe where the nail has fallen off.

If your toenail has fallen off or you have questions about your feet or toes, Greater Washington Advanced Podiatry can help. We offer a free initial consultation and can create a customized plan to address your concerns. To set up an appointment, fill out our contact form or call us at (301) 515-FEET.

Ingrown Toenail Removal – American Family Physician

THOMAS J. ZUBER, M.D., Saginaw Cooperative Hospital, Saginaw, Michigan

Am Fam Physician. 2002 Jun 15;65(12):2547-2550.


Patient Information Handout

Ingrown toenail is a common problem resulting from various etiologies including improperly trimmed nails, hyperhidrosis, and poorly fitting shoes. Patients commonly present with pain in the affected nail but with progression, drainage, infection, and difficulty walking occur. Excision of the lateral nail plate combined with lateral matricectomy is thought to provide the best chance for eradication. The lateral aspect of the nail plate is removed with preservation of the remaining healthy nail plate. Electrocautery ablation is then used to destroy the exposed nail-forming matrix, creating a new lateral nail fold. Complications of the procedure include regrowth of a nail spicule secondary to incomplete matricectomy and postoperative nail bed infection. When performed correctly, the procedure produces the greatest success in the treatment of ingrown nails. Basic soft tissue surgery and electrosurgery experience are prerequisites for learning the technique.

Ingrown toenail, or onychocryptosis, is a commonly encountered problem in family practice. Patients usually present with pain in the affected nail but with progression, drainage, infection, and difficulty walking occur. Most patients present with ingrown toenail during the second and third decades of life, but teenagers often develop ingrown toenails after tearing the corners of their toenails.

Possible causes of ingrown toenails include improperly trimmed nails, hyperhidrosis, poorly fitting footwear, trauma, subungual neoplasms, obesity, or excessive external pressure. These alterations cause the nail to improperly fit into the lateral nail groove, producing edema and inflammation of the lateral nail fold.

Stage 1 ingrown toenails are characterized by erythema, slight edema, and pain with pressure to the lateral nail fold. Stage 2 is marked by increased symptoms, drainage, and infection. Stage 3 ingrown toenails display magnified symptoms, granulation tissue, and lateral nail-fold hypertrophy.

Many physicians advocate conservative management for stage 1 ingrown toenails, including warm soaks, cotton-wick elevation of the affected nail corner, or antibiotic therapy in the presence of infection (Table 1). Simple, partial nail avulsion has been tried for stage 2 nails but is successful in eradicating the condition in only 30 percent of patients. Stage 3 ingrown toenails can develop from a laterally pointing spicule of nail beneath the nail fold. Excision of the lateral nail plate combined with lateral matricectomy is believed to provide the best chance for eradication. In the treatment of stage 3 toenails, the associated granulation tissue and lateral wall hypertrophy also should be removed.

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Management Options for Ingrown Toenails

Warm water soaks

Cotton-wick insertion in the lateral groove corner

Debridement (debulking) of the lateral nail groove

Silver nitrate cautery to the hypertrophied lateral nail tissue

Complete nail avulsion

Partial nail avulsion

Wedge resection of the distal nail edge

Partial nail avulsion with:

Phenol matricectomy

Sodium hydroxide matricectomy

Laser matricectomy

Electrosurgical matricectomy

Surgical excision of nail plate, nail bed, and matrix


Management Options for Ingrown Toenails

Warm water soaks

Cotton-wick insertion in the lateral groove corner

Debridement (debulking) of the lateral nail groove

Silver nitrate cautery to the hypertrophied lateral nail tissue

Complete nail avulsion

Partial nail avulsion

Wedge resection of the distal nail edge

Partial nail avulsion with:

Phenol matricectomy

Sodium hydroxide matricectomy

Laser matricectomy

Electrosurgical matricectomy

Surgical excision of nail plate, nail bed, and matrix

The surgical technique of lateral nail avulsion and matricectomy has achieved the greatest success in the treatment of ingrown nails. Lateral nail excision limits the amount of nail removed, leaving less of an area of exposed and tender nail bed. If a laterally pointing spicule of nail is found beneath the hypertrophied tissue of the lateral nail fold, it should be removed, and a new lateral nail edge should be created to allow the lateral nail fold to regrow normally. The technique of wedge excision often fails to remove the spicule. Nail removal without destroying the matrix of the nail that produces lateral nail growth can permit the lateral nail to regrow beneath the lateral nail fold, producing anotheringrown nail.

Historically, phenol has been used for matricectomy, but it produces irregular tissue destruction and can result in significant inflammation and discharge after the procedure. Laser works well for matricectomy but is too expensive for most offices. Electrosurgical matricectomy has demonstrated consistent results and is an easily learned technique for most family physicians.

Methods and Materials


The patient is placed in the supine position with knees flexed (foot flat on the table) or leg extended (foot hanging off the end of the table).


Nonsterile Tray for the Procedure

Place the following items on a nonsterile drape covering the Mayo stand:

Nonsterile gloves

10-mL syringe filled with 1 percent lidocaine (Xylo-caine), and a 30-gauge needle

4 × 4-inch gauze soaked with povidone-iodine solution

1 to 2 inches of 4 × 4 gauze

Fenestrated drape

Iris scissors

Bandage scissors

2 straight hemostats

Sterile rubber band (if desired)

Nail splitter (if desired)

Monsel’s solution and cotton-tipped swabs (if desired)

Electrosurgical Cart

Electrosurgical unit (such as the Ellman Surgitron)

2-mm and 4-mm matricectomy electrodes (flat, Teflon-coated on one side)

5-mm ball electrode

Smoke evacuator with viral particle filtering system

Tray for Postprocedure Dressing

Unfolded 4 × 4 gauze (for wrapping the toe)

Antibiotic ointment

Roll of 1-inch tape

Surgical sponge slipper to wear over the bandaged toe Telfa pad (cut in a 1-inch strip to cover the surgical site)

Procedure Description

  1. The patient is placed in the supine position, with the knees flexed (foot flat on the table) or extended (foot hanging off the end of the table). The physician wears nonsterile gloves.

  2. The toe is prepped with povidone-iodine solution. A standard digital block is performed with 1 percent lidocaine (without epinephrine), using a 10-mL syringe and a 30-gauge needle. About 2 to 3 mL of lidocaine on each side of the toe is usually sufficient for adequate anesthesia. A wait of five to 10 minutes allows the block to become effective.

  3. Some physicians use a sterile rubber band around the base of the toe for a dry operative field. A clean, unused rubber band can be placed in a sterilization pouch and put through an autoclave. Alternatively, pressure to the sides of the toes during the procedure can reduce bleeding. A tourniquet should be used for the shortest possible time only.

  4. The toe is rewashed with surgical solution, and a fenestrated drape is placed over the foot, with the involved toe protruding through the drape. A nail elevator or the closed tips of iris scissors are slid under the cuticle to separate the nail plate from the overlying proximal nail fold.

  5. The lateral one fourth or one fifth of the nail plate is identified as the site for the partial lateral nail removal. This area is usually where the nail curves down into the toe. The physician uses a nail splitter or bandage scissors, cutting from the distal (free) end of the nail straight back (proximally) beneath the proximal nail fold (Figures 1 and 2). A straight, smooth, new lateral edge to the nail plate is created. When the scissors cut through the most proximal edge of the nail beneath the cuticle, a “give” can be felt.

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    FIGURE 1.

    Normal nail anatomy. The nail plate (A) receives nutrition from the underlying nail bed (B). The nail plate is created by the nail matrix (C). The nail plate is visible from the proximal nail fold (cuticle) (D) to the distal or free edge (E). The lateral nail fold lies outside of the lateral nail groove (F) and is the area where ingrown nails develop. The nail matrix can be seen at the junction with the nail bed, called the lunula (G). The nail matrix extends to the lateral horns (H). The nail bed extends distally to the hyponychium (I).

    FIGURE 1.

    Normal nail anatomy. The nail plate (A) receives nutrition from the underlying nail bed (B). The nail plate is created by the nail matrix (C). The nail plate is visible from the proximal nail fold (cuticle) (D) to the distal or free edge (E). The lateral nail fold lies outside of the lateral nail groove (F) and is the area where ingrown nails develop. The nail matrix can be seen at the junction with the nail bed, called the lunula (G). The nail matrix extends to the lateral horns (H). The nail bed extends distally to the hyponychium (I).

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    FIGURE 2.

    Lateral nail avulsion. (A) An ingrown nail is seen with lateral nail fold hypertrophy on the left side of the nail. After administering digital or local anesthesia, scissors, a scalpel blade, or a nail splitter can be used to cut proximally and create a smooth, straight edge. Some physicians prefer to slide a flat nail elevator beneath the nail before making this cut in an effort to reduce trauma to the nail bed. (B) The free lateral nail now is grasped with a hemostat or clamp and removed. (C) The lateral nail bed and matrix are now exposed for ablation.

    FIGURE 2.

    Lateral nail avulsion. (A) An ingrown nail is seen with lateral nail fold hypertrophy on the left side of the nail. After administering digital or local anesthesia, scissors, a scalpel blade, or a nail splitter can be used to cut proximally and create a smooth, straight edge. Some physicians prefer to slide a flat nail elevator beneath the nail before making this cut in an effort to reduce trauma to the nail bed. (B) The free lateral nail now is grasped with a hemostat or clamp and removed. (C) The lateral nail bed and matrix are now exposed for ablation.

  6. The physician grasps the lateral piece of nail with a hemostat, getting as much nail plate as possible into the teeth of the instrument. The lateral nail plate is removed, in one piece if possible, by rotating the fragment outward toward the lateral nail fold, while pulling straight out toward the end of the toe.

  7. If the lateral nail plate breaks, the remaining nail is regrasped and pulled out. No fragment of nail plate should remain under the proximal nail fold.

  8. Electrocautery ablation is used to destroy the nail-forming matrix beneath the area where the nail plate has been removed. The flat matricectomy electrode is coated on one side to avoid damage to the overlying proximal nail fold. The electrode is placed beneath the nail fold, just above the nail bed, and cautery is applied to a bloodless field using 20 to 40 W of coagulation current (setting, 2 to 4), with sparking, for two to 10 seconds, treating the entire exposed nail bed and matrix twice. A properly treated nail bed has a white appearance after electrocautery.

  9. If excessive lateral granulation tissue is noted, the physician may consider removal with electrocautery ablation. A 5-mm ball electrode is moved back and forth over the lateral granulation tissue, coagulating with 40 to 50 W of current (setting, 4 to 5). The destroyed tissue can usually be wiped away with gauze, and the process repeated until a concavity reveals normal tissue at the base. This site will fill in as healing takes place over the next few weeks.

  10. Antibiotic ointment is applied, a bulky gauze dressing is placed, and the patient’s foot is put in a disposable surgical slipper. The patient should apply antibiotic ointment daily until healing is complete. The patient should be given the instruction sheet and told to take ibuprofen (Motrin) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) for postoperative pain. Daily cleansing with warm water is encouraged, and strenuous exercise is discouraged for at least one week.

Follow Up

  • A pathology evaluation performed on tissue removed during ingrown toenail surgery is rarely needed; only when an abnormal growth or suspected malignancy is encountered would a specimen be sent for pathologic evaluation.

  • If increasing pain, swelling, redness, or drainage develop, the toe should be evaluated for infection. Infection is common after ingrown toenail removal. Early intervention with oral antibiotic therapy can be highly effective in preventing infectious complications.

  • Incomplete matricectomy can allow a spicule of new nail to grow laterally, interfering with the newly created lateral nail groove. A second procedure may be required to obliterate the lateral spicule if inadequate matricectomy is performed during the first procedure.

Procedure Pitfalls/Complications

  • Prolonged Application of the Tourniquet Can Lead to Distal Toe Ischemia. Patients with distal toe ischemia usually present with duskiness, poor healing, occasional ulceration, and even necrosis of the affected digit. Ingrown toenail removal can be performed without a tourniquet, but it is easier with a bloodless surgical field. If a tourniquet is used, it should be removed as soon as possible.

  • Overaggressive Electrocautery to the Nail Matrix Can Damage the Underlying Tissues. Prolonged or high-current cautery has the potential to damage the fascia or periosteum underlying the nail matrix. If the toe is healing poorly several weeks after the procedure, the physician may consider debridement, antibiotics, and possible radiographic evaluation.

  • The Patient Returns After Two Weeks With a Swollen, Red, Inflamed Toe. Infection is not unusual after the procedure, and oral antibiotics can be liberally administered. Some physicians routinely prescribe antibiotics for a few days after the procedure. Management of aggressive infection can reduce the chance of patients developing the rare complication of osteomyelitis.

  • The Patient Complains That the Surgery Did Not Get Rid of the Ingrown Nail. If inadequate matricectomy is performed, a spike of nail can regrow along the new lateral nail fold. This laterally growing piece of nail creates another inflammatory reaction in the lateral toe, necessitating a second procedure. The physician must make sure that the lateral horn matrix cells under the proximal nail fold are adequately ablated the first time.

  • The Nail Bed Is Lacerated When the Nail Is Cut With the Bandage Scissors. The physician must cut with the smallest blade of the scissors beneath the nail. The tips of the scissors should be slightly angled upward to avoid lacerating the fragile nail bed beneath the nail plate. Usually, bleeding from superficial lacerations is controlled by electrocautery. Deep lacerations may require suture repair and removal of additional nail.

  • The Patient Is Surprised by the Postoperative Appearance of the Toe. Patients should be reminded that the procedure will permanently narrow the nail. In addition, the concavity left when the lateral granulation tissue is removed can be a shock, but patients can be reassured that the tissue will gradually fill in.

Physician Training

The technique of nail avulsion and matricectomy is easily learned by physicians with soft tissue surgery and electrosurgery experience. Physicians should have precepted patient procedures. Novice physicians may need 20 procedures before they are comfortable performing the procedure unsupervised. Experienced physicians may be comfortable after performing three to five procedures.

Nail Changes During Treatment | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

This information describes nail changes that you may have while taking chemotherapy or other anti-cancer treatments and how to help manage them.

Chemotherapy and other cancer treatments may cause nail changes. Some examples of these treatments are:

  • Albumin-bound paclitaxel (Abraxane®)
  • Pegylated doxorubicin (Doxil®)
  • Doxorubicin (Adriamycin ®)

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Nail Changes

For some treatments, the risk of developing these types of changes are high. For others, the risk is much lower. Your healthcare provider will talk with you about the treatments you’re taking and your risk for developing nail changes.

You may have any of the following nail changes in some or all of your nails:

  • Changes in the color of your nails (dark or light)
  • Nails that break more easily, are more brittle or split
  • Changes in nail shape or texture, such as grooves or ridges.
  • Nail separation from the skin below. This may or may not be painful.
  • Discharge or fluid from under the nail that may smell bad, be painful, or both. This may be an infection.
  • Swelling in the tips of your fingers or toes (with or without redness).
  • Pain around the fingers or toenails.
  • Slowed nail growth.
  • Nails that grow into your skin.
  • Growth on the side of your nails or opened skin around the nail.

These nail changes can involve your nail plate, nail bed, the area around or under your nail, or all these areas (see Figure 1).

Figure 1. The parts of your nail

These changes may prevent you from doing your usual activities. It may be hard to pick up small things such as a pen or a fork. You may have trouble buttoning your clothes. Some people have trouble walking.

It takes about 6 months to regrow a fingernail and up to 1.5 years to regrow a toenail. Most new nails will look normal. However, for some people, the new nails may regrow abnormally. Your healthcare provider will speak with you about this.

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Managing Your Symptoms

Tell your healthcare provider as soon as you begin to have any symptoms of nail changes. They can give you tips and medications to help.

Follow some general suggestions below to manage these symptoms.

Do not:

  • Take hot baths or soak your hands or feet in hot water or hot tubs.
  • Wash dishes by hand. If you must, wear Latex-Free rubber gloves.
  • Wear tight-fitting gloves, socks, pantyhose, or shoes.
  • Do anything that would cause friction or pressure on your nails, such as walking or running long distances or wearing tight-fitting shoes.
  • Bite or peel your nails.


  • Ask your healthcare provider if you can place cold packs on your hands and feet while you’re getting chemotherapy. If you can, start using them 15 minutes before each chemotherapy infusion starts and keep them on until 15 minutes after the infusion is finished.
  • Keep your hands and feet well-moisturized with fragrance-free creams or ointments. Try thick creams or ointments, such as:
    • Eucerin®
    • Aquaphor®
    • Vaseline®
    • Bag Balm®
    • Udderly Smooth®
    • Cetaphil®
    • CeraVe®
    • Vanicream®
    • Vaseline® Intensive Care
  • Wear soft, padded shoes or slippers, even when you are at home, such as Tempur-Pedic® slippers.
  • Wear soft, cushioned, cotton socks with all your shoes.
  • Wear cotton gloves after applying moisturizers, when carrying objects, or doing physical activities.
  • Keep your nails short with smooth edges. You can trim them using a nail clipper and file.
  • Speak with your healthcare provider about your nail health and ask if you can get manicures or pedicures.

If you notice your nails are lifting from the nailbed underneath, try soaking your fingers, toes, or both in a mixture of equal amounts white vinegar and tap water for 15 minutes every night. Call your healthcare provider if you have any signs or symptoms of infection.

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Call Your Healthcare Provider if You Have:

  • A fever of 100.4 °F (38 °C) or higher
  • Chills
  • Any of the following symptoms around or under your nail(s):
    • Skin that is warm, hot, or hard to the touch
    • Drainage
    • Bleeding
    • A bad smell
    • Swelling
    • Pain or discomfort
    • Redness
  • Any questions, concerns or problems

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Toenails Growing the Wrong Way?

Toenails are supposed to protect your toes, not put them in harm’s way! Sometimes, though, your nails don’t grow as they should, and the surrounding skin gets punctured from the corners of your nails digging into the flesh – ouch! Not only can this be painful, but it can lead to infection. So why do toenails that serve as protective barriers suddenly turn against you (and into your skin)?

There are several reasons why ingrown toenails can occur:

  • Too crowded. Toes that are squished together inside shoes that are too tight are at an increased risk of developing ingrown toenails, as the small space forces them to grow abnormally.
  • Improper trimming. Cutting toenails too short or curving the corners can invite the nail to grow into the skin.
  • Trauma to the toe. Dropping something on your toe or sustaining some other type of trauma can cause the nail to grow incorrectly and become ingrown.  
  • A fungus has found you. Fungal toenail infections can cause toenails to become misshapen and distorted, growing into the skin instead of over it.
  • Thanks to Mom and Dad. Yes, unfortunately, you could have inherited unusually curved toenails that make you prone to the problem!

You can help curtail overly curving nails by trimming them straight across and never rounding off the corners. Keep nails even with the tips of your toes, too. Stick with shoes that give your toes plenty of wiggle room and make sure they’re steel-toed if your job entails heavy-lifting.

If you do have a toenail that becomes ingrown and is irritated, red, swollen, tender, and painful, not to worry — we can help you go from “Ouch!” to “Ahhhhh.” Depending on the severity of the condition, we can lift the nail, partially remove just the problem area, or remove the nail completely if it is a repeating offender. Find out more or call to make an appointment at our Cedar Park or Round Rock, TX office by dialing (512) 593-2949.  

How to quickly grow long nails

Beautiful nails can be extended with acrylic and gel polish. But we will explain how to get natural nails that are long, smooth and durable. Even movie and stage stars have taken up the trend towards naturalness and are moving away from artificial surfaces.

Four Tips for Growing Strong Nails

If you are tired of artificial turf and want natural long nails, clean with gloves, throw away all acetone products and use moisturizers often.

In addition, you will need:

  1. Vitamins

    The key to beautiful, even and well-groomed nails is a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Deficiency of some trace elements causes fragility, delamination of the nail plate. To prevent this from happening, include foods with vitamins in your daily menu:

    • Biotin (B7) provides elasticity to nails, hair and skin. According to WHO recommendations, the amount of biotin should be at least 30 μg / day.It is found in the liver, egg white, kefir and yoghurts, salmon.
    • B9 and B12 produce red blood cells, thanks to which all cells receive oxygen in the required volume. To keep your nails growing fast, you need greens, especially spinach, berries and citrus fruits, as well as beans and avocados.
    • Iron is the very trace element that determines the reserves of hemoglobin in the body. It can be sourced from any meat, including organ meats, legumes, broccoli, nuts, seeds, and fish.
    • Magnesium plays a key role in the production of the protein from which our nail plates are built. Whole grain breads, cereals, and quinoa become a source of magnesium.
    • Omega-3 fatty acids. With a shortage of them, the plates become thinner and begin to break. Fatty fish, vegetable oils, in particular, flaxseed, allow to replenish stocks.
  2. Daily care

    This refers not only to manicure, but also to the use of creams.Baths will be helpful. Take a little olive oil, heat and hold your nails in it for 10-15 minutes, and rub the rest into your skin. Or use the means at hand: soda (1 tsp. In a glass of water), iodine (a couple of drops in olive oil), herbs (chamomile infusion) twice a week. You will soon see your nails grow back faster!

  3. Massage

    If you want your hair, eyebrows or nails to grow, you need to provide increased blood circulation. Massage is ideal for this.Take NINELLE BRILLANTE Tricolor Nail & Cuticle Oil and rub it gently into your skin. So the beneficial substances – almond and grape oils – are better absorbed. In addition, the glycerin layer will protect the plate from damage.

    You can also use an integrated approach, such as NINELLE nourishing and moisturizing hand mask with shea butter and FESTIVAL honey. It nourishes well not only the skin of the hands, but also the cuticle. Panthenol relieves irritation, while peach and shea butter soften the skin.

  4. Professional products

    Apply professional auxiliary coatings. For example, ANNY CALCIUM NAIL ATTACK products for strengthening and growing nails, which contain calcium. The varnish provides enhanced growth of strong nails, as it contains vegetable oils, milk proteins.

    Or use ANNY NAIL POLISH-EXPRESS NAIL HARDENER. After the fifth application, it will become noticeable how much stronger the manicure has become.Fragility and delamination will disappear, and all thanks to silk proteins and natural keratin.

Several reasons why nails lose health

To preserve your nails, you need to understand why they become brittle and begin to exfoliate:

  • Not enough nutrients. Perhaps you are not getting the right amount of vitamins from food or the body is not able to absorb them. Therefore, it would be useful to consult a doctor for advice.
  • The skin is not protected from aggressive substances. If you wash dishes or use harsh chemicals without gloves, use acetone nail polish removers or cheap nail polish, sooner or later your nails will suffer.
  • There is a lot of stress in life. This affects not only the general well-being, but also the condition of the skin, and with it the nails.

How to Grow Long Nails in Week

A regular nail grows 1 mm per week.You will not be able to speed up the process dramatically. But you can give your nails maximum care. And then the growth rate will slightly increase, but the main thing is that the plates will be strong.

Proceed as follows:

  • Use a hardening coating daily. For example, a multifunctional nail product: strengthening, protection and shine NINELLE BRILLANTE. Useful acids AHA and PHA make the plate strong and invulnerable to UV rays.
  • Apply cuticle oil by massaging it into the skin.You can choose ANNY KEEP CALM Nail Oil! NAIL OIL THERAPY. It is a combination of coconut, almond, hemp, and boswelia, echinacea and arnica oils.
  • Do paraffin therapy. The softened heated paraffin wax is applied to the area around the nail to provide blood flow and massage effect.
  • Use the bath two to three times a week. First, you can make a bath in olive oil, and then with salt.
  • Watch your nails daily.File off sharp edges, lubricate your hands with cream, make masks.

How to grow long nails in a month

This is a more realistic task, since normally the nail grows by 4–5 mm per month. And if you take more care, you will get beautiful and durable nails.

The scheme of action is the same as in the case of the weekly marathon for growing nails. But you can slow down a little. It makes sense to pay attention to the following points:

  1. Correct the menu.Drink more water – about 1.5 liters per day, and include plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits in your diet. Talk to your doctor about taking a vitamin complex.
  2. Use a reinforcing base. When doing your manicure, be sure to apply formulations such as ANNY RIDGEFILLER nail strengthening base. The product with vitamin E contributes to the fact that the surface of the nail becomes even and smooth. It has a light pink color, so the nails look natural.
  3. Provide proper care.You may less often do masks and baths, but pick up professional manicure tools. Their task is to provide the most gentle and delicate care. Replace the metal file with a plastic or plastic-paper file.

Life hacks to keep your nails from breaking

The health and strength of the nail plate depends on how correctly and regularly you take care of your hands:

  • Trim and file your nails regularly.Such processing will improve the condition of the plate, strengthen it and accelerate its growth in the future. However, you only need to cut with nail scissors, and file only in one direction. Otherwise, the plate will delaminate.
  • Grow your nails under shellac. Sometimes nails break despite all the tricks. In this case, we recommend applying shellac, which will last at least 2-3 weeks. During this time, the plate will have time to grow back, and with careful removal of the coating, you will get an excellent result.
  • Give preference to unedged or European manicure.Its essence is that the cuticle is not cut off, but is dissolved with the help of a remover liquid, which works like a peeling. This reduces the risk of injury to the cuticle, nail plate and slowing down its growth. At the same time, the risk of introducing infection into the wound is minimal.


If you are going to grow your nails, remember that this is a very realistic task. But you will have to use complex solutions: include products that are useful for nails in the diet, eliminate traumatic factors, provide full daily care and use professional nail products.

For more ideas on how to look after your nails, check out the Paradpomad blog. And if you need nail care products, our consultants will find the best solution. Just call or email us!

Whose nails grow faster – men or women? At what age? We reveal the secrets of


A MAN managed to grow the longest fingernails! His Name is Nelvin Faisel Boose (hit the Guinness Book of Records). Nelvin forgot what a nail scissors were for 25 years and grew nails 953 cm long.

Lee Redmond from the USA became another record holder for growing nails with a total length of 8.5 meters.

The first false nails were invented in the USA in the 60s of the XX century! Their creator is Fred Sleck! Once while working, Fred severely injured his nail. In order to hide the wound, he put a piece of foil on the nail, and on top of it filling material. To make the nail look natural, he filed it from all sides!

Unfortunately, only 7% of Russian men have regular manicure.

The root of the nail makes up 30% of the total length of the nail plate. It is hidden from our sight. There are a lot of rodents among us! About 1/3 of children aged 7-10, half of adolescents and one in 11 adults are fans of biting their nails. The main reason is stress.

In the USA, the world’s first varnish was invented; it was red.

A healthy nail plate is 0.3 mm thick.

Interesting facts about nail growth

On the longest finger, the nail grows faster than the others, and on the little finger, on the contrary, it grows more slowly.

After a viral disease, nails begin to grow faster.

Male nails grow faster than female nails by about 20%.

Nails grow faster in girls in position.

Nails grow on hands much faster than on legs. For a week, they grow on the hands by 1-2 mm, and on the legs – by 0.25-1 mm.

Have you noticed that one hand has longer nails than the other? Nails grow faster on the working hand! Left-handed – on the left, and right-handed on the right!

Nails grow faster in the warm season.

People who type a lot on the computer or play the piano grow their nails much faster.

If you are constantly dieting, forget about beautiful nails – they will become brittle and thin!

After 20 years, nails grow more slowly.

The longer the fingers, the faster the nails grow.

Hair and nails have the same structure and composition.

If your nails are growing – by your period!

90,000 Growing nails at home!

Many women and girls are often tormented by the question: How to quickly grow nails ? But the truth is that even if you use various means for the growth of nails, creams, do baths, which, I admit, is very good and useful, you may not get the desired result.And all because the growth of nails also depends on their condition: thin and soft nails will still quickly break; as well as from proper nail care: correct shape, neat manicure. In general, it will take a lot of effort to grow beautiful, healthy long nails. But if you are used to paying attention to your pens, then this should not cause much difficulty. Therefore, I want to draw your attention to a few main rules , following which you can have long and beautiful nails without resorting to extensions.

1. Perhaps the main condition for growing long nails is that they must be strong . If you have them weak, soft, exfoliating or brittle, then this must be dealt with. The best way here is to consume calcium (you can even lubricate your nails with toothpaste at night), iron, silicon, iodine, vitamins A and D. They are easy to find in greens, seafood, vegetables, dairy products. You can also make baths to strengthen nails

  • soda bath (1 tablespoon of soda in 200 ml of warm water, hold hands for 10-15 minutes, then grease with cream).
  • a bath with iodine and salt (2 tablespoons of table salt and 10-12 drops of iodine in 500 ml of warm water, hold hands for 10-15 minutes)
  • Lemon juice also strengthens nails well (you can just hold your nails in the pulp of lemon for 2 minutes or squeeze a spoonful of juice out of it, it is also good to add 5 drops of iodine)

I wrote earlier about how to treat peeling nails in more detail.

2. Next, take care of your nails with correctly executed manicure .The first step is to choose a nail shape that is convenient for you, which would not interfere with your daily life, otherwise the nails can be easily broken. When manicure, use only sterile instruments, gently push back the cuticle (you can read about its correct removal in the article “Useful means for removing cuticles”), do not file your nails with a metal file, do it every day and in one direction so as not to provoke delamination, buy liquid for nail polish remover without acetone, massage nails with cream, this will accelerate the blood flow with nutrients to the root of the nail.

3. Nutrition and care . As noted above, proper nutrition plays an important role in nail health. Eat more vegetables, fruits, you can additionally drink a vitamin complex. Give your nails a break from nail polish. Use gloves when doing household work with detergents. In winter, gloves interfere with growing nails, so you can buy them one size larger.

4. To stimulate the growth of nails, there are also various special means , for example, “smart enamel”, which, according to reviews, is quite effective (it is better to buy it at a pharmacy).You can also make yourself a bath of vegetable oil for 5 minutes, with the addition of 5 drops of glycerin and 3 drops of iodine.

All of the above must be done regularly . If these are baths, then at least 2 times a week. If a manicure, then once. And use a nourishing cream daily. If you do not throw your nails away and take proper care of them, then you should not have problems growing long and healthy nails. I hope it was informative and helpful! Beautiful marigolds to you!

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How quickly a loose nail grows

During rehabilitation, it is necessary to avoid overloading the affected area; in case of severe painful sensations, doctors recommend the use of painkillers. During the period of nail regrowth, it is useful to lubricate the plate with sea buckthorn oil to accelerate the regeneration process. If you start onychomycosis and do not deal with the treatment of pathology, the disease will lead to the occurrence of multiple complications and its progression can be stopped only by removing the nail plate.

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They protect the fingertips from sudden blows and, although they are not pain-sensitive, they are involved in the transmission of tactile stimuli. While this is unlikely to speed up nail growth much, it will help make them stronger and healthier. A proper diet will saturate the body with vitamins and minerals, which will help to strengthen and activate the defenses.In the same ratio, you should take the leaves of yarrow, plantain, pour 50 ml of boiling water over them, let it brew for 2-3 hours. At least once a week, it is necessary to take baths with the addition of sea salt (3 tablespoons per 2 liters of water). If your doctor has surgically removed your toenail, they will most likely explain how to care for your toenail after surgery.

Restoration of toenail after removal About removal

Vaseline helps to moisten the wound and prevent the formation of scabs, which promotes faster healing.I apologize, they grow in, that I just didn’t do and I wear shoes 2 sizes larger, and put cotton under the corners of the nail, nothing helps! In a ratio of 1: 3, you need to dilute a solution of Dimexide with novocaine (0.25%), moisten a cotton pad in this solution and apply to the plate for half an hour. From onychomycosis and almost the entire middle of the nail moved away from the bed. With a thin needle, an insulin prick was inserted into the cavity. I tried to touch the nail less often, carefully trimmed the dead part as it grew alive, I was afraid that the nail might begin to flake further….

And not the whole nail was removed for me, part just lifted and I cut it off, but a dumb one remained on the left on the thumb. When the root vegetable has cooled down a little, knead it and attach it to the problem area, then fix it with a bandage on top. You can also wash the damaged area with mild soap, but be careful not to use detergents with harsh fragrances or dyes, as these can dry out and irritate the wound. The main site of Nizhny Novgorod: register to communicate, get acquainted, look for friends and receive gifts! This complication is not only a cosmetic defect, but can also cause an ingrown toenail in the future.

Principles of operation in case of nail damage How quickly

The doctor will be able to identify the source of the problem and prescribe appropriate treatment to avoid further damage. When passing through the wound, the newly formed nail can separate from the nail bed, which leads to increased growth of the part of the nail bed distal from the wound. Damage to the growth zone during the operation to remove the plate after injury can increase the time of its regrowth.Talk to your doctor about using biotin supplements to help you grow strong, healthy new nails. Lunula is a white semi-moon at the proximal edge of the nail, marking the border of the growing part of it.

Also negative in this method is that part of the nail plate or the entire nail is excised, depending on how much it has grown. It is worth paying attention to whether enough nutrients and trace elements enter the body and whether blood circulation in the nail area is not impaired.Another common problem after removal is abnormal plate growth accompanied by deformation. It is very important to walk carefully so as not to damage the nail bed and matrix, otherwise the plate will grow crookedly, it can go in waves or shift.

90,000 How much the nail grows completely. Everything you wanted to know about nail growth: where, how, growth rate

Not all people think about the health of their nails, about how they look beautiful and well-groomed.Moreover, some do not pay attention to them even in case of damage or change in shape. And one day this can lead to the removal of the nail plate.

Of course, doctors do not immediately take drastic measures, initially they still try to avoid removal.

Patients often worry about how the nail grows after removal, will the fingers still be beautiful?

Nails can be removed for the following reasons:

  • an abscess on the finger, due to which pus forms under and around the nail;
  • the plate is damaged due to trauma;
  • fungal disease.

In order to treat purulent formations under the nail plate, it is completely removed. If there is a fungus, they can remove either part of the nail plate, or completely.

Worth noting

To know how a nail grows after removal, you need to know the reasons for its removal. Nail plates can be healthy or damaged, thin and flaking, inelastic and cracking, painful yellowish appearance, rough and embossed.

There are a number of factors affecting nail growth

  • First of all, the growth of the nail plates is slower during the winter months.
  • They grow faster in women than in men.
  • Age is also important, over twenty years of age growth is slowing down.
  • Thanks to some hormones, it is possible to accelerate or slow down the growth of the nail plates.
  • The working hand should also be taken into account: it will grow nails faster.
  • Once a person recovers from a viral infection, nails will grow back faster as well.

But sometimes the nail plate can regenerate with certain problems. Most often, this happens if, during an injury, it touches the growth zone of the matrix. In this case, the shape of the growing nail is of more concern.

If there was inflammation at the site of the injury, the nails become wavy. But if cracks suddenly appear, this indicates that the formation process is seriously disturbed.

How is the restoration of the nail after removal

Of course, on the eve of the operation, all patients worry if the nail will grow after removal? First of all, you must follow all the doctor’s recommendations.The nail will grow back, but it does not always grow in the correct shape.

After the removal of the nail plate, the dressing should not be too tight, and after its removal, no running water should enter the wound.

It is important that your feet are warm while you sleep and that your injured leg is on a small pillow.

Shoes should not be tight. If pain appears, you should immediately consult a specialist.

Worth noting

In order for the restoration of the nail after removal to be successful, during the first days you do not need to walk a lot, but apply an antibacterial ointment to the wound.The wound will heal within 4-6 weeks. Sauna and bathhouse during this period are categorically contraindicated.

There are now more modern methods for treating ingrown nails: laser
and radio wave
. Thanks to them, the restoration of the nail after removal is faster.

If you remove the nail by a surgical method
, there will be a long postoperative period, which is characterized by severe pain. In addition, the healing period is quite long, in addition, relapses are possible.And it is not known whether the nail will grow beautiful and not deformed after removal.

Also negative in this method is that part of the nail plate or the entire nail is excised, depending on how much it has grown. In addition, there is a partial removal of soft tissues. Before surgery, an injection of anesthetic is given to relieve pain. A soft tissue incision is made to access the nail.

After the nail plate is removed, sutures are applied for several days.During the postoperative period, approximately 2-3 weeks, the patient should be at home. If the pain becomes too severe, analgesics should be used.

How long the nail grows after removal: approximate predictions

Once the wounds from surgery have healed and you can move without restriction, you should still be careful. Many patients want to know how much the nail grows after removal. There are many reasons for this. Cover your finger with a breathable antibacterial patch.

Of course, how much a nail grows back after removal is also influenced by injuries. You should try to avoid them. It takes 2-3 weeks for complete healing, but for a new nail to grow back – about 3-4 months.

Often, during the operation, the growth zone of the nail plate is damaged, which ultimately leads to an irregular shape of the growing nail.

Worth noting

It usually takes 3-6 months for full development from the embryonic state in the matrix to the moment when the free nail margin appears.But it is quite difficult to say clearly how much the nail grows back after removal. Faster nail growth in young people, in the warm season, in pregnant women.

Nails, at least for women, have long since passed into the category of decoration, and permanent. A whole industry has emerged, specializing in their decoration, care and treatment. Women’s marigolds undergo an incredible amount of experiments and changes during their full renewal cycle. Naturally, in order to withstand such a number of “loads”, the nail plate must be constantly renewed.

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But the number of experiments with nail decor will depend on the speed at which fingernails grow. If this feature is not taken into account, there is a great risk of damaging the nails – from banal stratification to various variations of onychodystrophies. And then you will have to forget about a beautiful manicure for a long time. To avoid such risks, “Ideal Manicure” invites you to talk about how fingernails grow and the factors affecting this process.You will learn all about nail growth and how to speed it up.

How the nail grows: structural features of the plate and the renewal process

So, what is a nail? According to medical reference books, it is a stratum corneum located on the epithelial tissues of the terminal phalanges of the arms and legs. From the outside, the nail is a smooth surface, and from the inside it is covered with comb ridges and grooves.

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The main building material of the nail is keratin protein, which is responsible for the density of the plate.The amount of keratin is genetic. In other words, dyspepsia and strength of the nail plates is a hereditary factor and it is impossible to influence this indicator in any way (except perhaps to resort to the procedure of strengthening the nail with artificial materials). Sulfur molecules, which are found in large quantities in the nails, as well as layers of fat and water, which provide elasticity and gloss of the nail plates, are responsible for the strength of the nail plates.

The dermis on which the nail plate is located is called the nail bed.The dermis is lined with blood vessels, which is why the nails have a pinkish tint, and nerve endings. Through the vessels, nutrients and oxygen are delivered to the nail. The growth of the nail plates is laid in the proximal part of the dermis and is called the matrix, from where the nail grows. It is here that cells are laid, which are slowly pushed out of the matrix, and line the surface of the nail in the form of a keratinized substance. This process is ongoing.

The nails are surrounded on three sides by protective skin ridges that protect the matrix and the bed from the penetration of pathogenic bacteria and infections.

The supply of nutrients and oxygen to the nail plate is 90% due to internal nutrition. The remaining 10% of the nail receives from the outside, and most of it comes from oxygen. Continuous wearing of artificial nails and gel coatings blocks the access of oxygen from the outside. As a result, the nail, experiencing oxygen starvation, begins to move away from the nail bed. The bed itself thickens, and voids are formed between it and the plate. There is even a risk of losing your nail.To prevent this from happening, take short breaks in staining your nails, or at least do not overuse this procedure. Once every two weeks is the minimum allowable interval between stains.

How fast nails grow and other features

A person’s nails grow all their life. They are constantly renewed and capable of full restoration. The only exceptions are those cases when the nail matrix is ​​damaged.

Average thickness of the nail plate – 0.3 mm.Moreover, this indicator in men is slightly higher than in women. For that, women have higher “speed” indicators of nail growth. The thickness of the nail is also influenced by age (in old age they thicken) and the characteristics of professional activity (hard manual labor leads to increased keratinization and, accordingly, thickening of the nail plates).

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It was also noticed that nails grow faster on hands than on legs. Scientists have calculated how quickly fingernails grow.The average growth rate of nails is 0.7 – 1 mm. in Week. Complete renewal of the nail plate takes 6 months.

Growth of toenails is 10-15% slower. Why nails grow faster on hands is due to relatively better conditions, so to speak. So the nails on my hands are more often in contact with water, and this is an important factor in the growth of nails, they are more enriched with oxygen, while the toenails are in a less “ventilated” state (the constant wearing of shoes, socks and tights prevents the flow of oxygen to the nail plates on the feet) …

What determines nail growth: factors and causes

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There are natural factors that increase or vice versa slow down the growth of nails:

  • Have you ever noticed how fast nails grow in summer and how painfully long you have to wait for a “new sprout” in winter? The fact is that factors such as lighting and temperature affect the growth of nails. Accordingly, in the spring-summer period, when the length of daylight hours and temperature indicators increase, nails grow faster.In the autumn-winter period, with a decrease in light-thermal values, the growth rates of nails also fall.
  • Genetic factor. There is no escape from heredity, and the rate of nail regrowth, as well as their strength, are directly determined by inherited genes.
  • Hormone status also determines the growth rate of fingernails and toenails. So women, in whose body there is more estrogen, can boast of faster nail growth. In addition, the growth of the nail plates increases during pregnancy, a new cycle and when taking hormonal drugs.During menopause, nails grow more slowly.
  • Rapid nail growth is characteristic of young age. It has been noticed that in children, nails grow faster and reach their peak during adolescence. After 25 years, nail growth gradually begins to slow down.
  • How much a person’s nails grow depends on the person’s diet. A good, balanced diet, with a sufficient intake of essential nutrients and vitamins, enhances the process of nail growth. On the contrary, strict diets, a meager monotonous diet, a passion for vegetarianism lead to a slowdown in the renewal of the nail plate.

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  • Water determines almost 50% of nail growth. Many noted that for some reason, nails grow quickly upon contact with water. The fact is that with external contact, water stimulates the formation of keratin. This occurs as a protective reaction of the body, which in this way prevents the penetration of excess moisture into the body. However, this does not mean that in this way the body signals an excess of moisture. Water flows to the nail and through the blood vessels, feeding the plates from the inside.If there is not enough water, then the nails lose their elasticity, exfoliate and grow more slowly.
  • Specificity of labor activity. Let’s not say that a number of professions – cooks, doctors, seamstresses, etc. – impose strict requirements on the size of nails due to hygienic and safety rules. But there are also such professions that, by the specifics of their activities, have a direct impact on the process of nail growth. So it is noticed that people who constantly work with the keyboard, their nails grow back faster.This is because the nails constantly hitting the keys receive a kind of micromassage, which activates metabolic processes in the nail plate.


It is noticed that secretaries and librarians have nail plates more susceptible to dryness and stratification. The thing is that people of these professions are constantly in contact with paper, and it draws natural moisture from the nails.

“Stimulants” of nail growth

How much fingernails grow depends not least on care, hygiene and preventive measures.For example, neglect of safety rules, working with caustic chemicals without gloves, frequent hypothermia of the hands, bad habits, lack of proper care, etc. will inevitably lead to the fact that the growth of nails will slow down, and the plates themselves will become more fragile and brittle.

Naturally, prevention is important in nail care. But, you see, it is much more interesting to find out why nails grow faster. It turns out that the growth process lends itself, if I may say so, to correction. Every woman can accelerate this rate by applying simple home-grown beauty recipes.Let’s talk about “stimulants” of nail growth:

  • Taking vitamins. Only not simple, but special – for the growth of nails, hair, improvement of skin condition. As a rule, they all contain calcium and vitamins A, E and B 5 – the most important “builders” of keratin. But still, it is better to take a closer look, so that such vitamins contain sulfur, which, together with collagen, is responsible for the strength of the nails. You should not chase expensive vitamin complexes. Often, their price is determined by the “promotion” of the brand and bright packaging.

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  • Cosmetic and health procedures. Nail baths, masks, the use of cream and cuticle oil are all effective means for nail growth. But in order to achieve the desired result, it is necessary to regularly perform the procedures. One-time health-improving and recovery “actions” will be ineffective. It is also desirable to constantly update the ingredients of “home elixirs”. After about a month, you get used to one or another component of the care products, and then the procedures are “idle”.To prevent this from happening, vary and change the ingredients, experiment with the compositions and types of procedures.

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  • Physical impact. Procedures such as hand and fingertip massage, light tapping gymnastics, thanks to micro-shocks and increased blood circulation, improve the nutrition of the nail plates and stimulate the renewal of keratin. But with physical impact on the nails and fingertips, there is a risk of damage to them.To prevent this from happening, always massage only hands and nails that have been pre-moistened with oil or cream. As for tapping finger manipulations, try to make light, non-traumatic movements, and only with the pads of your fingers, without touching your nails. Naturally, such procedures also imply regular performance.

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That’s all the secrets of growing your nails. Now, knowing the features of nail growth, you can calculate and even plan how much nails will grow, and from this indicator you can navigate when updating a manicure.

Few people think about the origin of familiar things. So, the essence of many processes occurring in the human body remains an unsolved mystery for many. For example, only a few know where the nail grows from and what it is.

Where is the beginning of the nail

At its very base there is a semicircle called lunula. In this place, there is an active production of keratin, which forms the plate itself. It is from this point that keratinized cells are pushed to the sides and forward.

It turns out that the answer to the question of where the fingernail grows from is obvious. It is from the lunula that its progress begins, despite the fact that these are dead cells. On average, in six months, a nail can grow 2 centimeters. Unusual fact: cells form faster on the hand that a person uses more actively. So, for a right-hander – on the right, for a left-hander – on the left. The reason for this phenomenon is the more intensive blood supply to the working hand.

Girls who want to improve the condition of their manicure should take into account that keratin, due to its layered structure, is easily exposed to liquids and chemicals.So, with constant contact with water, delamination and thickening of the keratin layer occurs.

Composition of the keratinized plate

The main constituent of nails is keratin protein, which is also contained in hair. Moreover, the more sulfur atoms are contained in the molecules of this protein, the stronger it will be. As a rule, its quality mainly depends on heredity. If it is genetically established that the horny plates will be fragile and thin, then no miraculous means will help to strengthen them.

Keratin is a very strong substance that can withstand heavy loads. For human hands, keratinized areas of cells perform a protective function – they protect the delicate skin of the fingers from mechanical damage.

The nail plate itself is inanimate tissue – it does not contain a single blood vessel capable of feeding it. Above the lunula is a small area of ​​skin that protects the most important area of ​​the finger from all sorts of influences – shock, damage and penetration of bacteria.

Features of the process of formation of nails

Knowing all the subtleties of nail growth, many diseases can be diagnosed by their appearance. So, if the blood flow is disturbed, the area in the area of ​​the lunula acquires a bluish tint. With prominent convex plates, heart or lung disease should be suspected.

It should be borne in mind that with age, nails will grow more and more slowly. But with insufficient intake of nutrients, this process can slow down at any age.Many are surprised where toenails grow from and why, because people practically do not use the fingers of their lower extremities. Their structure and functions are similar to the horny plates located on the hands. Moreover, on the legs, they grow 4 times slower than on the hands – just on the upper limbs, due to active use, they are actively erased.

Do not worry if the area where the nail starts is damaged. In most cases, he will fully recover in a couple of months.It is possible that the damaged cells will completely disappear, and new ones will appear in their place.

The article contains the most effective methods, recipes and folk remedies that allow you to quickly grow strong and beautiful nails on hands and feet.

Long strong and beautiful nails – just your own, natural, and not extended or covered with artificial material – isn’t this every girl’s dream? If nature rewarded some ladies by giving them chic nails of good shape, others have to make a lot of efforts to get a beautiful manicure.

How to quickly grow long, healthy, strong and beautiful nails on hands and feet: ways

In order for the nails to grow as quickly as possible, it is best to regularly perform a set of procedures: baths, masks, the use of professional products, folk methods.

The cheapest and simplest way to grow healthy nails on both hands and feet is daily steaming of hands and feet in herbal decoctions and solutions of salts and minerals.

It is possible to quickly grow long, healthy, strong and beautiful nails on hands and feet

IMPORTANT: Daily addition of 0.5 tsp. salt in the bath will strengthen and grow your nails by 3 mm per week.

Nails often lack iodine for growth. To quickly replenish its deficiency and, accordingly, strengthen nails, do iodine-salt baths

  • Pour water (100 ml) into a container convenient for carrying out the procedure
  • Add iodine to the water (4 drops)
  • add salt, preferably sea salt (1 tsp.l.)
  • Stir thoroughly
  • Place your fingers in the resulting solution so that the liquid covers the nails by more than 1 cm

Time for one procedure is from 20 to 40 minutes.

IMPORTANT: Stop iodine baths immediately, as soon as iodine stops absorbing and begins to stain the skin and nails in a yellowish-brownish tint.

If nails cannot grow due to brittle nails, use fresh lemon juice

To do this, you can simply cut the lemon into two halves and, sticking nails into the pulp of each of them, hold them in this way for 15 – 20 minutes.

Then you should rinse your hands and “feed” your nails with cream.

You can also mix lemon juice with water (1: 1) and make baths

Rapid nail growth will certainly contribute daily massage with vitamins A and E, which must be gently rubbed into the nail plates

herbal baths will also help accelerate the growth and restore the health of nails

  • Pour boiling water over St. John’s wort (1 tsp), chamomile flowers (1.5 tsp) and chopped root flap (1 tsp)
  • Cool the infusion and pour into a convenient container
  • dip your fingers into the healing infusion and hold for 20-30 minutes
  • repeat the procedure daily

How to quickly grow nails in 2 – 3 days?

Those who want to grow long nails in a few days will have to be immediately disappointed: in such a short time they cannot grow very much, no matter what you do.However, it is quite possible to speed up the growth a little and add a few millimeters to the nails.

For guaranteed acceleration of nail growth, use red pepper mask
. To prepare it you need:

  • any nourishing cream (1 tsp)
  • red ground pepper (1 tsp)
  • boiled water (15 drops)

Stir the ingredients thoroughly and heat slightly in the microwave, not boiling. Apply the mask to the surface of your nails, gently rubbing in.After 15 minutes, rinse off the product, dry the nails.

IMPORTANT: You may feel a burning sensation during the procedure. Use the product with care so that the mask does not get on the mucous membranes of your body.

A good addition would be lemon juice, which should be applied to nails 10-15 minutes after the mask.

During the entire time smear nails with iodine at night
. In the morning, the iodine is completely absorbed, so you don’t have to worry about the yellow-brown spots left immediately after the procedure.

Pepper mask will help to quickly grow nails in 2 – 3 days

How to quickly grow nails in 5 days?

You can grow nails in 5 days with the help of special growth stimulants
, containing all the necessary elements in the correct proportions ( Belweder, Smart enamel
). You can buy them at a pharmacy or a specialized section of a beauty store.

At the same time, you can use the following means:

  • Do nail baths with sea salt every day
  • smear nails with iodine at the base
  • keep nails in hot herbal decoctions

How to quickly grow nails in a week?

A week is enough time to grow long nails.Therefore, try not only to grow, but also to strengthen your nails as much as possible. To do this, you do not need express methods like pepper masks or complex measures.

It is enough to choose 1 – 2 of the most suitable procedures and carry them out regularly. Simultaneously with the external influence on the nail plates, start taking a pharmacy vitamin complex for the healing of nails and hair.

IMPORTANT: Try to injure your nails as little as possible: avoid contact with household chemicals, clean and wash the dishes with rubber gloves, do a neat manicure – cuticle removal plays an important role in strengthening the nail plates.

For the week you plan to grow your nails, include foods containing gelatin in your diet.

How to quickly grow nails in 2 weeks?

Healthy nails can grow well in 14 days even without any special procedures or measures.

If your nails do not grow or break when reaching a certain length, your body probably suffers from a lack of vitamins and minerals. Usually, the lack of nail growth is accompanied by their fragility, fragility and dull unhealthy color.

Get ready for the fact that for the next 2 weeks you will not only have to deal with nails, but also strengthen the whole body.

Start by choosing a pharmacy vitamin complex: Merz spezial dragees, Vitrum Beauty, Vivasan, Viaderm ® Complete, Medobiotin, Aevit Active, Pantovigar
or other products of similar composition and action.

Any of these drugs will not only stimulate the growth of nails, but also improve the condition of the hair.

Perhaps taking vitamins alone will already be enough to restore health and stimulate nail growth.But external assistance to the nail plates will not hurt either:

  • Every night before going to bed, apply iodine to unlacquered nails
  • Rub vitamins A and E into your nails daily in the morning
  • Gently massage your fingers to help blood flow and nail growth
  • Do baths with sea salt 2 times a week
  • Wipe the nail plates with lemon juice 3-4 times a week

How to grow nails in a month?

If you give your nails a whole month for restoration, then you probably know firsthand such problems as fragility, delamination, thinning of the nail plates
.The cause of these troubles, as well as problems with hair and teeth, is vitamin deficiency.

IMPORTANT: The growth rate of a healthy nail is 3-4 mm per month. If your nails grow more slowly, this can be perceived as a signal of metabolic disorders or the development of pathology in the circulatory system.

In a month you need to restore the vitamin balance in the body, then the regrown marigolds will delight the eye for a long time.

First, review your diet
.Eliminate fatty, fried, sweet. From now on, cheese, cottage cheese, fish, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables should be the obligatory products of your diet. Try not to skip treats that contain gelatin.

Secondly, start taking pharmacy vitamins for nails and hair.

Third, pamper your nails with iodine and sea salt baths as often as possible, as well as salon paraffin masks

IMPORTANT: Conscientious regular performance of all the listed procedures will definitely improve the appearance and condition of nails and resume their active growth.

How to quickly grow and strengthen a broken nail?

If a manicure ruins one broken nail, do not panic – everything can be quickly fixed with the help of available tools. But it is possible to restore the nail only if it is broken no more than 1/3 of its length.

For this you will need:

  • tea bag
  • super glue
  • any clear varnish
  • polishing file

Fixing your nail won’t take you more than 10 minutes.So:

Empty the contents of the bag

Cut a thin strip out of the bag, repeating the size and shape of the crack on the nail

  1. Polish the damaged nail with a nail file
  2. On the strip cut from the tea bag, apply a thin layer of glue
  3. Place the strip on the crack and press gently
  4. On top, apply another thin layer of glue
  5. Wait until completely dry
  6. Apply the third, final layer of glue
  7. Trim excess paper with nail scissors
  8. Polish the entire nail with a nail file
  9. Treat the surface with alcohol or acetone
  10. Wash and dry hands
  11. Apply 1-2 coats of clear varnish to the damaged nail

IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to repair a nail that has broken very close to the toe.

If the nail cannot be repaired, carefully trim it and shorten the rest of the nails.

Grow quickly
you will succeed with a mixture of red ground pepper
(0.5 tsp) and hand cream
(0.5 tsp), which must be applied to the nails daily for 10-12 minutes.

How to grow and strengthen nails quickly after a fungus?

If the nails are affected by a fungus, their growth and strengthening cannot be discussed until the disease is completely cured.Otherwise, the regrown nail will also be infected and disfigured by a fungal disease.

IMPORTANT: A dermatologist is involved in the treatment of nail fungus (onychomycosis). Based on the test results, he prescribes antifungal drugs for external and internal use. Nail fungus cannot be treated on its own.

One of the antifungal drugs that helps to improve the condition of the nail plates is Terbinafine
. This medication is available as a topical spray or as a tablet.

After the fungus is defeated, immunization of nails should be done
. And only after complete saturation of the nail plates with vitamins A, E, iodine and calcium, you can try to start letting go of the nails.

It will not be possible to grow and strengthen nails quickly after a fungus if the nail plates are damaged

How to grow back gnawed nails?

The habit of biting nails is one of the most difficult to eradicate. Even naturally good nails do not stand a chance if they are subjected to intense chewing, biting and licking every day.

Therefore, first of all, try to get rid of this bad habit. Here are some of the most popular ways to stop biting your nails:

  1. Spread hot pepper on your nails
    , which at the same time will slightly accelerate their growth
  2. Use special anti-gnaw varnish
    (for example Innoxa
    ), which has a very unpleasant taste
  3. Get an expensive manicure
    , which will be a pity to gnaw
  4. Ask
    loved ones beat you on the hands
    whenever you pull your fingers into your mouth
  5. Write yourself a fine
    : 1 gnawed nail = 1 mopping (10 push-ups, 40 squats, etc.)n.)

IMPORTANT: Do not expect quick results, even if you managed to get rid of a bad habit. Injured nails will “move away from shock” for some time – you will not notice a single millimeter of growth for a long time. Be patient.

You can help your nails recover with herbal baths
. Every day (or every time you want to bite your nails) lower your fingers for 15 – 20 minutes in warm infusion of calendula, chamomile, St. John’s wort or burdock root

Use these nail herbs together or separately – the effect will be much better than permanent damage to the teeth.

The most important thing is that when the nails gain strength and finally begin to grow, try not to rip off and not gnaw the grown out centimeters with such difficulty.

How to quickly grow nails for a child?

In order to grow your child’s nails, you can use all of the above methods, but we do not recommend using a mask that contains red pepper.

The child may inadvertently pull his hands into his mouth or scratch his eyes. Then children’s tears cannot be avoided, and the baby is unlikely to agree to further procedures.

How to Grow Toenails Fast?

The growth of toenails is hampered by the constant wearing of shoes, stockings and tights. If you need to grow your toenails quickly, try to let your feet “breathe” as often as possible.

In addition, vitamin masks, rubbing in oils and herbal baths will accelerate the growth of toenails.

Toenail growth also promotes paraffin baths

  • Melt the paraffin wax in a water bath (it is sold in the pharmacy) and let it cool
  • Dip your toes into warm mushy paraffin and let it harden
  • wrap your feet in cling film, and then in a woolen scarf and leave for 30-40 minutes
  • Rinse off the paraffin under a stream of warm water

Once a month you can make a bath of infusion of chamomile flowers and white wine

  • dry chamomile flowers (2 tsp.l.) pour boiling water (1 tbsp.)
  • let it brew under the lid 40 – 60 min
  • Add white wine (30 ml)
  • Do the bath by immersing your nails in the infusion for 20 minutes

Strengthen your toenails rubbing with cranberry or lemon juice, warmed olive, soy or peach oil

Long beautiful nails – the result of long-term work and special strengthening procedures

Each of these methods is good in its own way and will definitely give a result, provided that all the necessary procedures are regularly performed.The most important thing is not to get discouraged or stop acting if you don’t notice a change in the first few days.

Video: How to quickly grow nails?

Many have noticed, and some know, that the rate at which nails grow in men and women is different. There is no clear explanation for this. There is no consensus among experts when answering the question: why on the legs the nail plates grow more slowly than on the hands, there is no. However, there are some pretty compelling theories that explain these facts.

Of course, a lot of these arguments depend on the state of health and external factors. But there is no significant difference in the growth rate of the nail plates among residents of the North, compared with people living in the southern regions.

How does the process of nail growth

Nails are keratinized tissue formed in the form of a plate. Positioned on the back of the finger ends as
upper and lower limbs are found in most primates.

The function of the nail plate is to protect the ends of the phalanges of the fingers. This arrangement is caused by the need to protect soft tissues and the nerve endings among them from damage. These defenses are made up of a protein called keratin. Such explanations are given by encyclopedias.

Keratin is the main building block not only of the nail plate, but also of the hair.

According to Darwin’s theory, our ancestors are monkeys. In these primates, the finger-tip protectors can be used for defense and climbing trees.They are almost like claws.

The nail plate does not have blood vessels and nerve endings, therefore, this tissue is inanimate. But at the same time, it can grow. The plate is made of more than a hundred keratinized plates by layering one on top of the other.

A semicircle at the base of the nail is called a lunula. It is here that the cells that produce carotene are located, that is, they form new fragments of the plate. The location of the lunula is clearly visible in the photo:

In the lunula, new fabricated tissue is added to the existing part.In this case, the nail is pushed forward – it grows.
A narrow patch of skin is located above the lunula. It is called the cuticle. This protects the lunula and the base of the plate from bacteria entering them, as well as from mechanical stress.

The process of plate growth slows down with age.
Often during this period, all kinds of patterns, dots, lines or dents begin to appear on or under the nail. The reasons for this manifestation are inherent in the body, which by this signals an internal malfunction.It is the plate that first begins to show its owner that he has some kind of disease.

Biologically, the growth of fingernails and toenails is no different. There is a difference in the rate of their regrowth.

A very interesting illustration, on it the growth zone is called not a lukula, but a hole, which is also acceptable:

This is how nails grow. Click on the picture to enlarge!

This video will help to deal with the issue, it also contains recommendations for accelerating growth:

How fast nails grow

If you look at the rate at which fingernails grow, it turns out that the average length they can grow daily is a maximum of 0.15 mm.Consequently, this process is about 4 mm per month. For a year, having performed the multiplication, we get the following answer – up to 5 cm.

The regrowth time may vary depending on age, general health and the presence of chronic diseases in the body.

To the question of how long nails grow, the only answer suggests itself: as long as a person is alive! However, this is a mistake.

If you refuse to cut, the growth will not continue for very long.Nails grow until they reach a certain length, and then they stop growing. This was confirmed by the record holders from the book of records. It is difficult to say how much they grow in time, it all depends on the state of the individual’s organism, but for tens of years – that’s for sure.

At what speed and how long the nail plates grow, an additional question plays an important role, and on which finger? There is one direct relationship. The longer the finger, the faster the nail grows on it.

Why nails grow slower on legs than on hands

Answering question ,
Why nails grow faster on hands than on legs, one should not forget about sunlight. The arms of the upper limbs are constantly open, and sunlight has a beneficial effect not only on the skin, but also on the growth of marigolds.

The removed toenail grows back in 14-16 months, which is several times slower than on the upper extremities.

The most important role in the process of nail regrowth is played by blood circulation.The circulation of blood in the fingers on the hands is much more active than on the legs. If by any means to accelerate blood circulation, then the ability to grow long nails faster will increase significantly.

However, one should not forget about accidental injuries to the plate, which significantly slows down its growth after receiving a strong blow. The toes are more susceptible to this action than the hands.

Does not bypass the nail plates of the lower extremities and the possibility of squeezing with tight shoes.In this case, the effect of erasing nails becomes more pronounced.

What determines the growth rate

Delayed nail growth can be caused by many factors:

  • genetic predisposition or pathological changes in the body at the genetic level;
  • taking certain medications;
  • diseases;
  • vitamin deficiency;
  • injuries sustained by nail plates.

However, not every disease is a cause that has a depressing effect on the growth of the nail plate.Postponed infectious diseases often intensify nail growth. At the same time, to cause the same effect on purpose is a difficult task.

In order for the nail plates to look beautiful and healthy and to please the eyes of not only the hostess, but also those around them, timely and proper care is required for them.

Applying a manicure or pedicure day after day, without giving the opportunity to “rest” the nails, their mistress inflicts irreparable harm on the defenders of the phalanges of the fingers. And the next diets for weight loss are again missing vitamins, which are so necessary for the normal growth of the nail plates.If they could speak, they asked the hostess: how long can this last?


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Nail fungus – what is this disease?

Mycoses – human fungal diseases are caused by different types of pathogenic fungi, which often settle in the layers of the skin and nails. Onychomycosis (nail fungus) is an infectious disease. Fungi are transmitted from a sick person to a healthy person through microcracks in the skin and nails through shoes, household items, rugs or floors in public places.More often it affects toenails – they grow more slowly, and fungi take a long time to develop. For the same reason, onychomycosis often affects the elderly and the elderly than young people and children, whose nails grow much faster and tissues regenerate. An important role in its spread is the presence of toenails in a moist, warm environment that promotes the development of fungi. Contribute to the development of fungi and age-related diseases, metabolic disorders, decreased immunity.

The fungus on the legs is manifested by cracks, itching and burning, the presence of inflamed spots, destruction of the nail plate.The nail affected by the fungus changes color to gray, white, brown, black, yellow or green, then begins to crumble and exfoliate, itching or pain in the nail area may begin. Later, the nail thickens, keratinization and cracks appear. These nails look terrible – and therefore it is not surprising that the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries are constantly working on the search for new drugs to treat fungus on the legs.

Nail fungus treatment

Because fungal infections are troublesome and very common, there are many treatment options available.

Many sites are full of popular recipes for fighting fungus – and some of them even help. But the insidiousness of fungal diseases that can lurk in the deep layers of the nail and then, after a few months, spread again, does not allow us to seriously talk about such methods. Unlike a fungus, ointments and rubbing act only on the surface – accordingly, only the fungus that has not had time to settle in the deeper layers of the skin and nails can be eliminated.

The pharmaceutical industry produces more and more expensive medicines for the treatment of toenail fungus.Their goal is to completely eliminate the fungus in a minimum amount of time – after all, many patients cannot carry out nail treatment procedures every day for months. Most of these medications are designed for quick self-medication without a doctor’s intervention. However, it should be borne in mind that fungi are of a different nature – yeast, mold, etc., as well as the fact that an untreated disease may appear again and no longer respond to previous drugs. Therefore, it is more reliable to carry out tests to determine the type of fungus and treatment under the supervision of a doctor.Often, dermatologists, having determined the form of the lesion and the prevalence of the process, use complex treatment to eliminate nail fungus – in parallel, both external and internal means are used to activate the body’s defenses. This method is more likely to have a positive effect.

In addition to topical drugs – such as Kanizon, Exoderil, Nizoral, Lamisil, Mikospor, antifungal varnishes – Loceryl or Batrafen and antimycotics for oral administration – Lamisil, Orungal, Diflucan, Nizoral can be used.But the latter have many contraindications.

There are also remedies for removing the nail affected by the fungus – Nogtevit and Nogtemycin. They are rubbed into steamed nails affected by the fungus, then the nail is covered with a plaster and after a few days the layers of the nail affected by the fungus are scraped off.

Until recently, there was no way to get rid of a fungal infection in all layers of the nail at the same time. But now the fungus on the feet is also treated with the help of a medical pedicure, phototherapy and also a laser method.

A medical pedicure acts like a drill – the affected areas of the nail are cleaned off using a special device. More often than not, several sessions are required.

Phototherapy of nail fungus involves exposure to wave radiation using a special device. This procedure is performed weekly for three months.

Quickly, effectively and safely treats fungus on the feet with a specialized laser that affects the nail deep in the nail bed. The affected nail is replaced with a healthy one as it grows back.

If you managed to get rid of the fungus, pay attention to the measures to prevent it.