10. september 2012

PLEASE, I NEED YOUR HELP!

Hi lovelies!

This post will be in English only, because it'll be probably sooo long... I have a huge favour to ask you, but please, don't read this post, if you have a bad stomach!



WARNING, HORRIBLE PHOTOS ARE AHEAD, PLEASE, DON'T GO AND READ FURTHER IF YOU DON'T STAND INJURIES AND HAVE BAD STOMACH!!!


Let me explain what happened first...

I injured my left thumb nail three weeks ago. I got a small cut at the root of the nail and it didn't hurt at all. It still doesn't, so at least that's good. Well, I did this with sharp nail clippers when I was removing my always so stubborn cuticles. I cut myself and a bit of my nail broke and fell of, but it was so tiny and I didn't even worry. Just out of a precaution I did not polish this nail until now, but there was no wound actually, because the cut was not deep enough to hurt me. There was no blood at all, so I actully don't even know if I got to the skin. The bottom layers of the nail might even be still on, I really don't know.

I wasn't paying much attention to it, I was just sad because I didn't want to polish this nail until it grows out totally. But a strange thing happened - my nail didn't grow out as it should. Don't worry, there is no infection going on and nothing hurts me, not even a little bit. But my nail started to grow UP. Yes, you read this right, it grows at a 90 Degrees angle from as it shoud grow. It separated from my nail bed completely and it grows in upper direction. I really can't describe this well, so if you wonder how this looks, you might want to check photos bellow. I said MIGHT, because it doesn't look pretty...

So I went over to my doctor today to show her what's going on. The funny thing is that she saw me almost right after my injury, because I was there because of cold almost three weeks ago. She said that there's nothing to worry about the nail and that I don't need to come back, unless it got infected. It didn't, but I still went and showed her what's going on. And today she totally shocked me!

She said that this is very abnormal and that my nail would never grow back as it should. So that means that my nail will split up into two pieces after it "grows out" with 3 mm of space in between. She said that nothing could be done, but we can try one more thing. OK, if you have weak stomach like me, please just stop reading right now.

Well, the only possible solution might be that a surgeon pulls my entire nail off. Yes, entire nail. And yes, pulls off!!! =(( =(( =((

And even that is not 100 % sure. The worst thing there is is that I know how much this hurts. I had and accident almost 5 years ago and I pulled the entire nail on my right index finger off. It was done in an instant and I was in shock after I found out what happened to me. But this thing started to hurt, and how much! My finger was in pain for more than two months, but I was lucky and my nail grew back totally the same it was before. My passion for nail polish grew up after that because I was so lucky I had all 10 nails agan. But the pain... I don't wish this for anyone, that's for sure. It makes me sick of thinking about it and I can't even imagine that I might go through all that again. I just can't. I CAN'T.

And what I worry now is that my nail will be split for the rest of my life. It's not just aesthetical problem. You all know how much I love nail polishes and how much I would hate to see my nail like that. But the much bigger problem is that I'd had 3 mm of bare skin in between my nail and that's not good at all. The nail is there for a reason and not just that I can paint it in pretty colors. I might have huge problems in the future if I hit something with my hand. And given how clumsy I am that would happen often...

I know what I did was wrong and that I should never clip my cuticles. But what's done is done and I would like to ask for your help, my dear friends. Did you have similar experience yourself or someone you know? Well, I kinda hope not. But I still hope that at least one of you would know what to do to avoid the pulling... =((

Please please please help me with your advices!

I even asked my doctor if I can press the nail down (and I can because it is flexible enough) and then put some gel over it. I thought that it might force the growing nail to start to grow normal from then on and that the nail would attach to the nail bed after. She said that I can try that, because nothing is infected yet. And if it gets infected after this try, she said that they can pull everything off all together. Ugh, it makes me sick to even think that! =((

So please please please help me if you have any idea... I really don't know what else to do... =((

And here are the photos now, if you came all the way to here, you are probably wondering how the **** does this nail look like?

Here it is just one day after I cut myself, the cut was so tiny and "nothing to worry about":


And here it is how it looks now. The new nail grows up, that's just it. And now the sides of the nail started to lift up as well. And it still doesn't hurt, not even a little bit... Irony, perhaps?






Thank you for your every comment, I'd appreciate it even if you don't know what to do as well...

43 komentarjev:

  1. O boga :( Tole se sliši gozno za kogarkoli, še posebaj pa za lakoholičarja :/ Pa bližje korenu nohta kot se poškoduješ, slabše je :( Jaz ti žal konkretno ne morem nič svetovati, bi se pa na vse pretege poskušala izogniti puljenju :( Bom držala pesti, da se ti nekako porihta zadeva

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  2. I would get another opinion. I actually lost my nail on my left pinky when the top of it was slammed in a door, but it grew back. It grew weird, but it did come back. Just make sure to keep it clean.

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    1. Ouch, this sounds very painful! =(( I'm glad your nail grew back and I hope mine would too. And I tried to get a different oppinion and it was the same... =( But I will still wait a bit and give the nail some time to repair. And for sure I'll be very careful it's very clean! Thank you very much!

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  3. Ojoj Kvacka! :( Res upam, da boš uspela najt rešitev, jst res nimam nobenega koristnega nasveta. :( Držim pesti, da najdež čim manj bolečo in učinkovito rešitev! :*

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    1. Ivana, hvala ti, upam, da bo vsaj pomagalo in bo noht začel rasti tako, kot je treba! ;)

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  4. I think I'd ask another doctor. I don't know how the doctors are where you live, but my experiences here are that if you consult them with something they don't know what is, then they guess.
    And if the second doctor says the same, then I'd definitely try the solution with gel as you described. Pulling the nail off (yikes!) would be the last thing I'd consider.
    I'm so sorry that this happened to you, and I so hope that doc number two comes up with a solution for you! ♥

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    1. Yes, I agree and I got another oppinion, it was not from doctor but from pharmaceut and he said that this is standard procedure and that they always do that... Or if I want to wait and see, that this is my call really. So I'm going to do a tiniest bandage and then I'll put some clear nail polish over it and see what happens if the nail is pressed down. If it'll sting, I can still remove the polish fast and with gel I can't do that. I hope it would start to grow normaly if it's pressed down, I don't know. Thank you for your kind words, Marianne! *hugs*

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  5. Keep it clean and moisturize it, the nail should grow without this damaged area.

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    1. I'm already moisturizing it a lot and trying to keep it clean. I'll try to press the growing nail down and hopefully it would work... Thank you so much and please, keep your fingers crossed. ;)

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  6. Poor you - but I agree with Rainbowify Me, I think maybe a dermatologist might be the best choice.
    Also I would get some "Healthy Hoof" ASAP, use it liberately on the entire cuticle and nail area several times a day and during the night I would wear a thin cotton glove and add even more.
    It really is a wonder drug, originally meant for horses hoof's, there are a lot of brands trying to imitate it, but go for this original. I usually buy on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/300674963222?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Marias!!! I'll definitely try this Healty Hoof cream now, it's on my WL from when I saw it on your blog, but I still didn't buy it. It would be a first thing now!!! Thank you for the link!
      And for dermatologist I need to go back to my doctor to get a referral from her and she probably won't give it to me, because she already gave me one for surgery... I'll wait now and try to press the growing nail down as she said I can try, but with smallest bandage and nail polish, not gel. If it doesn't get better, I'll definitely go back and ask for the referral! Thank you so much, dear, it means a lot to me! *hugs*

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  7. auch poor you :(

    My first tought was to let it grow and see how it develops if it does not hurt. But maybe you should see a good manicurist, if possible someone who trains other ones. I will ask a friend if she can tell you what to do.

    Make sure to keep the area soft with a cuticle oil.

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    1. I agree so much with you, Crystal! I'd be glad if your friend would have an advice too, please comment again if she does! Thank you a lot!!!

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  8. :( I totally understand your worries. Here are the good news: It doesn't look that bad. I've seen worse damages. There should be a way to fix it.
    Go to the dermatologist and listen what he/she has to say. Depending oh the answer, see a PROFESSIONAL nail designer! The "wound" is dry and not infected, isn't it? Then it shouldn't be a problem to refill your nail with UV gel. Keep it desinfected until you find a solution.

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    1. Thank you, Maki! =) The wound is dry and not infected, yes, but I'll wait a bit before I put some gel over... I have asked a professional nail designer what to do with it and she said she wouldn't do it to me so the wound doesn't get infected. Gel is hard to remove and if it doesn't work, the wound wouldn't breathe... So I'll try with a bandage and clear nail polish over it, so I can remove it right away if it starts to hurt. I don't know, I hope it'll work if the new nail is pressed down...

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  9. I think it will eventually grow out :)

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    1. I hope you're right SOOO MUCH!!! Thank you! =))

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  10. Hold on! I don't know how to help you, but I really hope that you'll find an easy solution soon! And I agree with Rainbowify Me, maybe you should go to a few other doctors.

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    1. Thank you, hun! If it doesn't get better I will for sure, but at this moment they would probably all say the same, as the pharmaceut told me... So I'll wait and hopefully see if it'll start to grow ok if I press the growing nail down for help. ;)

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  11. Poor you! I know this is very little help but here goes a kiss :-*
    Do ask for second (third, fourth) advice. I'll keep ny finbgers crossed!

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  12. ajme meni, baš ti ne zavidim :-(
    za sad ne izgleda tako strašno, srećom ne boli... vidim da su neke cure već spomenule dermatologa, mislim da bi to bilo najpametnije rješenje
    što se tiče čupanja nokta, znam da ti tu nitko ne može garantirat rezultat, meni je frendica imala slučaj urastanja nokta pod meso, dva puta ga je čupala... ali je na kraju bila priča s happy endom, tako da nade ipak ima :-D
    čak mi ni ideja s gelom nije tako luda... ali prvo odi do dermatologa
    nadam se da će i ova priča imati happy end <3

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    1. OMG, dvojno čupanje nohta?? Uf, tole se pa sliši duplo grozno... =((
      Hvala ti za lepe besede, tudi jaz upam, da bo na koncu vse ok, sigurno bom kaj objavila. Ampak verjetno bi znalo trajati precej dolgo, ampak nič hudega, če bi bilo le vse ok. ;)

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  13. Uh, kada si mi pisala da si povredila nokat na palcu nisam mislila da je situacija tako ozbiljna. Mislim, na fotografijama ne izgleda toliko strasno, ali sa lakoholicarske tacke gledista bas je strasno, tako da potpuno razumem tvoju brigu. Isto tako, secam se tvog objasnjenja o povredi nokta pre 5 godina, tako da mi se predlog tvoje doktorke o cupanju celog nokta ne cini kao dobra ideja, zato sto bi to bilo previse komplikovano i previse bolno…!
    Gel mi se ne cini kao dobra ideja, zato sto bi imala teskoce da ga skines ako bi se situacija zakomplikovala i ako bi te prst boleo… Mislim da je u ovom trenutku najbolja tvoja ideja da pokusas da nekako “pritisnes” nokat i da pokusas tako da ga drzis nekoliko dana, da vidis kako ce da se ponasa i da li ce da se ispravi i da raste normalno… Svakako, pazi na bilo koji znak neke infekcije, to ne bi bilo dobro… I nadaj se najboljem, ipak su to nokti, mi im svasta radimo, bojimo ih lakovima i akrilnim bojama, lepimo razne perlice, nalepnice i ukrase, maltretiramo ih acetonom, secemo ih, skracujemo ih i istanjujemo turpijom… svasta oni prezivljavaju i svacemu se prilagodjavaju, pa su velike mogucnosti da ce i tvoj nokat kada ga pritisnes da se prilagodi toj novoj situaciji i da se ispravi! :-) I ja se nadam se najboljem i jako zelim da za nedelju dana procitam jedan post u kome nas obavestavas da se situacija poboljsala! :-) Drzi se! Cmok! :-

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    1. E, pa tudi jaz si na začetku nisem mislila, da bi bilo lahko karkoli narobe. Puljenje nohta pa se mi danes ne zdi več samo grozno, ampak tudi nepotrebno, sploh, ker nihče ne more garantirati, da ne bi bilo na koncu še kakšne hujše poškodbe nohta. In glede na to, da nimam težav in bolečin, se tudi meni vedno bolj zdi, da pa ta poseg ta trenutek tudi ni potreben. Bom raje še malo počakala. ;)
      Sinoči sem si noht "zabetonirala" in pritisnila z gazico, trakom in potem lakom po vrhu in me ni nič peklo, izgleda pa čisto v redu. Sedaj bom pa čakala in po potrebi ponovila vajo ali pa se odločila za malo bolj dolgotrajno, gel varianto. :)
      Hvala ti za tvoj komentar, ogromno mi pomeni! In pa drži pesti, da bo noht čez nekaj mesecev, ko se verjetno vidiva, že čisto ok, hihi! =))

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  14. Lepljenje in podobno zagotovo ne bo pomagalo, obstaja pa kar lepa verjetnost, da bo noht zrasel normalno. Videla sem že podobne poškodbe in skoraj ni možnosti, da si trajno poškodovala nohtni koren... Moje ugibanje je, da si si noht le na nek način razcepila oz. "razklala". http://podologie.us/publicac/Wissen/images/histologia/fsUnjaCortSag01.jpg - slika za lažje predstavljanje, kako globoko dejansko sega noht, ki ni samo ta zunanja površina, na katero mažemo lak :) tako da, če si predstavljaš, da ga je v globino še kaka 2-3mm in da nohti rastejo s približno tako hitrostjo na mesec… si izračunaj, kdaj bo na plano pokukal tisti lep del :)

    Če po kakem čudežu ne bo izboljšave in se bo noht še kar cepil navzgor, pa je res edini način tista kirurška metoda, katere te res ne bi smelo biti strah - zadeva se dela pod lokalno anestezijo in ne čutiš nobene bolečine, po posegu pa po potrebi jemlješ protibolečinske tablete. Če bo to tvoj best bet, pretehtaj: lep noht in malo bolečin nekaj dni ali neskončno iskanje rešitev, od katerih nobena ne bo pomagala.

    Verjetno nisi slišala ničesar novega - nisem strokovnjakinja, le študentka medicine z neko malenkostjo izkušenj. Oprosti za dolžino in moje pametovanje, pa ne se sekirat - nohti tako kot lasje v glavnem zrastejo nazaj po naših nespametnih nesrečah :)

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    1. Oh, dia, tvoj komentar me je pa tako pomiril, da ti ne morem povedati!!! Hvala ti neštetokrat, da si si vzela tako veliko časa in natipkala še svoj, strokoven vidik!!! =)
      Največ mi pomeni dejstvo, da si napisala, da skoraj ni možnosti, da bi poškodovala nohtni koren. Že sinoči sem razmišljala, da se je mogoče zgodilo kaj takega in sem si noht le razcepila. Ampak jaz sem samo laik, je pa to čisto nekaj drugega, če to na podlagi fotografij pove še študentka medicine!! =)) Upoštevala bom tvoj nasvet in počakala, da mine še vsaj neko obdobje, ko se bo dejansko videlo, ali je vrh nohta še vedno poškodovan in ali mogoče že raste normalno. V tem primeru bi bilo puljenje nohta čisto nepotrebno, se pa strinjam tudi s tem, da bi bilo dobro razmisliti o tem v izogib problemom, ki bi jih morebiti imela celo življenje. Hvala ti, da si napisala, da se to lahko zgodi zgolj po čudežu. ;) Tudi če bi se, sem zdajle veliko bolj mirna, HVALA TI!!!
      In že na daleč je videti, da boš v svoji stroki odlična, ker se posvetiš problemu in veliko razmišljaš o njem. Danes je to zelo iskana lastnost pri zdravnikih in specialistih in prepričana sem, da te čaka še zelo uspešna pot v življenju! Hvala še 1x za skrb!!! =))

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  15. Oh my gosh, that looks scary! I'm glad you're not in any pain at least. I have no idea and cannot advise you, but I agree with everyone that has suggested you see some other doctors. I cannot believe that the only solution is to pull your entire nail out. Good luck, sweetie! Hope this get better soon! *hugs* <3

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you, Yun, you're so sweet! =) I'm going to wait and see what happens with the nail, I think that pulling the nail out is too extreme for now and that it just might grow ok by itself. At least I hope that. :) Thank you again!

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  16. Ouch!! I'm so sorry for your nail Kvacka!! I agree with the other girls: before pulling out your nail I'd try letting it grow (the idea of sealing the gap with gel is good, if it doesn't hurt) and see what happens, perhaps the nail root will heal and "glue" naturally. Keep your cuticles moisturized and disinfected in the meantime (and if you can see some other doctors).

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Aly! I went to a salon and I got a gel over my whole nail. It didn't hurt a bit and I'm happy of how it looks now and that I can wear polishes over it. And I hope the nail will grow ok from now on. =)

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    2. I'm so happy about that (also reading the comment from abolutv, that had the same issue)!! Fingers crossed for your nail, I hope it heals soon!!

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    3. Thank you, you're sooo sweet! *HUGS* =))

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  17. hi, the same thing happened to me. you have to file it (gently), until the surface of your nail will be straight. then just use nail polish as usual, and it takes several months to disappear completely, it took 5 months in my case I think. good luck, Vejs :)

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad that everything turned out ok for you!!! =)) The problem is that my cut was probably deeper and I can't file my nail so much, because it would be too thin then. I have put a layer of gel over it instead and now I can wait for 5 months, no problem. Everything except pulling it out. ;)

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    2. My nail was really thin, but I was scared of putting gel over it. And I agree, pulling it out is the last solution.
      Hope everything will be OK! Have a nice day

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    3. Thank you so much for your care! =) Luckily gel wasn't a problem and it didn't hurt, so I'm glad it looks much better now. I hope it grows that way too. :) Otherwise I will file it down just like you did, it's much better solution than pulling it out. ;) Thank you again! =))

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  18. oh no im so sorry to hear what happened. thats so weird!!! anyway. i have not heard of anything like that before but i know someone who lost her entire nail and it gre back normally SO if its really the only option, think about it as if you're just going to be uhm nail less on your thumb for a month? and then things would go back to normal...

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    1. Oh, I lost my nail once too and it really did grow back, but it hurted like h***... And not for a month, but for more than two months and it took four months to grow out. =( So I want to avoid that and I think I hopefully did. :) Thank you! =)

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  19. Novosti sa noktom? Neka nova slicica trenutnog stanja? Nadam se da se stanje iz dana u dan popravlja! :-)

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    1. E, hvala, ali nema baš puno nekih novosti. Gel mi je zdržal samo 5 dni, potem pa se je najprej dvignil pri obnohtni kožici, čez dva dni pa še povsod pri robovih in konici in se trgal dol, tako da sem sinoči pošizila in ga dvignila do konca. Noht je v teh desetih dnevih malo zrastel in izgleda, da raste bolje, ampak sedaj sem pa uničila še spodnji del nohta do konice. :) Nič hudega, bo že zraslo, ampak zdaj se pa dejansko vse manj vidi in sploh nisem uspela lepo slikati, sploh več ne izgleda kot rana, ampak samo kot natrgan noht. :))

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  20. I think its a really good idea with the waiting and seeing, I definitely agree. take care of it and hopefully it will do you a favor and grow correctly haha :) GOOD LUCK

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    1. Yes, you are right, it's been almost 3 weeks since I made this post and my nail did start to grow normaly!! =)) So it did do me a favor and next time I'll take more care of it. ;) Thank you!! =))

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