lasting effects

so a couple of weeks ago i noticed one of my nail beds looking a little weird. it was right at the cuticle, and it was kind of soft and seemed to be peeling. didn’t think much of it… til i started noticing my other nails doing the same. i told D about it and his toe was undergoing the same peeling.

he, on the other hand, recalled hurting that particular toe this summer and knew that the damage from that incident was causing this nail bed damage. i could not recall an injury affecting most of my fingers and my big toe. i was starting to get a little worried and i looked it up online, as i do with everything. i got results like nail fungus, nail bed damage from some type of blunt force trauma, other random causes that just didn’t really apply to me…

and then D was like “hey, what if its part of that hand rash thing you had?” i lookedย that up and found that a lot of adults that experienced hand, foot and mouth disease, also experienced this weird nail bed damage which caused their nails to start peeling off from the cuticle. booooooooo. but yeah for figuring out why it was happening anyway.

it kind of sucks, some of the nails are peeling more than others and I’ve been trying to buff and file them down to be flatter, and then paint them so the peeling sharp edges don’t catch on things.. but its not working out as smoothly as i anticipated. i’ve cut all my nails down to pretty short length cause the more advanced stage peeling nails also hurt when you press them too hard. i can see there’s another nail growing underneath but the top damaged nail isn’t quite ready to go yet so i’ll just sit and wait with my short nails for now. in the meantime it has required me to keep my nails consistently freshly painted, which is kind of nice. ๐Ÿ™‚

in case you were wondering what they looked like? see below. if not look away LOOK AWAY !

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not pictured are my thumbs, and my big toe which are also suffering from this stuff. but like i said, at least it makes me keep them freshly painted which makes me feel kind of fancy lol.

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4 thoughts on “lasting effects

  1. bernadette aitken says:

    omg…is there any treatment ?? should you be painting them ? Sorry but I have a close friend with auto-immune diseases which are irreversible, and I have a diverticular condition all of which caused partly by physical and emotional stress over time, so when you say you have this, also connected to the immune system, and knowing what a full life you have, I am urging you to look after yourself while still young, as the body does go “enough” and then it is too late to mend some health issues. No-one told me this, or warned me when I was overdoing it for years, so I mention it with love….Take care xxx Bernadette xxx

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    • Bianca says:

      hi bernadette ! thank you so much for your concern ๐Ÿ™‚ it is called a “disease” but it is actually a viral illness, at the time there was nothing i could do to treat my symptoms, just put some cream to help lessen the inflammation of the rash. i told baby girl’s doctor because she asked had i gotten over the illness and she didn’t seem at all worried about me painting the nails. the nail bed damage is not actually associated as a “symptom”, but a lot of people have found that weeks after they had the rash they lost their nails with new ones growing underneath.
      xxx B

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  2. Genevieve laidley says:

    Wow I didn’t realize how bad it is until I saw the pictures. If I were you I would not paint them at all I would let them breath, fall off and let the fresh new growth get stronger. Natural air and good nutrition I think is the best thing for that. You have beautiful nails even when they are short. Keep cutting and filing them until it all grows out. It will all be over soon. Take care, love you much๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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  3. Granny says:

    I agree with Nounoune. The nails, like all parts of the body, renew themselves, they keep growing, so let them breathe. Just be sure to dry your hands, nails, very well after each wash.
    Make sure water does not get under the nails, if so maybe use a dryer. Love you so take care
    of yourself.

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