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On my ring finger on my LH I have a ridge which goes from the nail bed to the tip of my nail. It has not always been there but has for about 18m possibly. It keeps splitting down the ridge to the quick.
I file correctly (one way only) and use good cream on them but I can't seem to stop it happening. I know that I'm washing my hands a lot ATM (17wk baby needing lots of nappy changes) but I do try to take care of my hands.
I think it's worth getting it checked out by your GP, as nails can be an indicator of all sorts of things including thyroid problems. It's probably nothing, but as it's gone on for a while it wouldn't do any harm to have it checked.
Would probably be inclined to get it checked out as it sounds quite severe but if your nails are suffering from constant handwashing this is magic stuff . Not sure of the exact science but it seems to kind of rebuild the nail.. ( have seen it cheaper somewhere other than amazon but can't remember the website at the mo,maybe Ebay)
I know this is an old thread. But I have the exact same thing.
And I have just come back form having shellac nails done and the man said that mine was split, right along the ridge, back to the bed. And that there was nothing that could be done, and that it will never be o.k.
I am so very sad. My nails never used to be this bad. May have been not fab before, but not like this. Since pregnancy (9 & 4 yr old) they are rubbish. Ridged on many nails. But the wedding finger ridge and split means I can not grow my nails at all, like I used to. Not that I had them that long, but just a nice length. And he asked if I had damaged it or hurt it, but i could not recall doing so.
Is there LITERALLY nothing I can do? I have never had false nails, I don't really like them, I can't go through all the infills stuff, like some woman do.
But I am honestly gutted that no repair kit, treatment , or vitamnins are going to sort this. Is there really NO answer?
The ridge has been there a long time. As soon as a bit of white grows at the end of my nail, within a short time, it completely splits. It has been like this for maybe a year. The ridge itself for quite a few years, I think.
Try some really expensive good quality vitamin and minerals tablets. My nails are a hundred times better since I took them. I only bother every few days but all the ridges and brittleness of my nails has gone.