Fingernails

arie
By arie Latest Reply 2014-09-11 14:20:26 -0500
Started 2009-12-27 17:09:42 -0600

I went to a Derm last week…because I woke up one morning with my nails brittle, thin and split in the middle…and they have stop growing,,,,The Doc seems to think it has something to do with me washing dishes with bleach over the years…he gave me a cream to put on @ night before I go to bed…I sure hope this cream works…I can't do anything without my nails…I don't know if losing my nails have anything to do with me being a diabetic or if it has anything to do with my age…I would like to know if anyone has had this problem before…and if so… can you please tell me what you did to get your nails back to growing…I really need some help…I miss my nails very much…I'm getting very frustrated… because I don't know what to do…


20 replies

BIRDY
BIRDY 2009-12-30 03:20:23 -0600 Report

I can suggest you to rub your nails with EVOO (extra virgin olive oil). This will help your nails to be stronger.You can do it 10 minutes in the nights while watching TV or etc. No side effect , 100% natural way.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-28 19:57:34 -0600 Report

Thank you so much for the site on stinging nettles—-I checked it out—-
I pulled these WEEDS, not knowing what they were, from my flower beds, had been there for years, when we moved there and I was tired of them taking over my Iris bed.

I pulled and accidentally PUSHED them into my arm, hands, and carried them all to the trash can, with NO GLOVEs NOR LONG SLEEVES!! Boy, I will NEVER do that again!

The next morning my arms were setting me on fire—Itching and Burning—went to Drs, and they would NOT BELIEVE ME!! I could cry a river of tears over that one!!!!! The dermatologists said that they had no idea, thought that I was deliberatey PICKING my skin as I do have this emotional hangup—but NEVER HAVE I DELIBERATELY done this to myself—-suididal, yes, but NOT THIS!! So I can't really fault the Drs too much, If I didn't know, but kept praying that SOMEONE could HELP!! WAS God punishing me for my temper?? etc—-you can see how this would add to a person's emotional unstability!!

I have witnessed such weird happenings with this stuff, if that acid gets away and runs into the creases of my hands—fingers—-it starts a whole new area of itching and burning! Of course I can not sleep, I would cry a river of tears, sometimes I do, if it would help—-doesn't help, but can't help it. I have been to ER's begging for shots for the Pain, when it manages to ease down into the bone—-I could not stand a long blouse sleeve or ANYTHING to touch that right arm for years, yet no one would believe me!!!!! You know what Drs call a person hitting the ER for shots for pain———-Maybe they should consider the fact that it could be for REAL!!

Pardon me, that has nothing to do with diabetis, but it is my cross, I guess, so will try and shut up! Pr

Shellmoon
Shellmoon 2014-09-11 14:20:26 -0500 Report

Hi, Stinging nettles should not leave a long lasting sting… most times if you rinse with cold water the sting will go away… and most effects from getting into them only last a day or two at most. If you have a long lasting rash and terrible pain, I fear you may be dealing with shingles and not a stinging nettle problem. Try coconut oil, rub onto your spots… hopefully it will give at least a little relief, it's truly good for so many things. If your doctor won't listen to you, ask to be sent to the dermatologist. There is something more going on here than a run in with nettles, I've brushed up against them numerous times around my property…never have I ever heard of a nettle rash lasting more than a day or so, much less 5 years… keep going to the doctor scream if you have too… make them listen. This is a deeper problem. Good luck to you.

Shellmoon
Shellmoon 2014-09-11 14:20:13 -0500 Report

Hi, Stinging nettles should not leave a long lasting sting… most times if you rinse with cold water the sting will go away… and most effects from getting into them only last a day or two at most. If you have a long lasting rash and terrible pain, I fear you may be dealing with shingles and not a stinging nettle problem. Try coconut oil, rub onto your spots… hopefully it will give at least a little relief, it's truly good for so many things. If your doctor won't listen to you, ask to be sent to the dermatologist. There is something more going on here than a run in with nettles, I've brushed up against them numerous times around my property…never have I ever heard of a nettle rash lasting more than a day or so, much less 5 years… keep going to the doctor scream if you have too… make them listen. This is a deeper problem. Good luck to you.

Deb-G
Deb-G 2009-12-28 23:01:11 -0600 Report

Oh Pat ouch ouch…bring them the article! and fire that doctor …that is so wrong when its so obvious on your skin! :(

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-28 23:35:58 -0600 Report

I did, but unfortunately there was no method of treatment, just the warning to "stay away, they are deadly!" Well, YOW!! Pardon the sarcasm! It is partly my fault that I haven't pursued it more during this past year, thought that I had a handle on it, THOUGHT that it was getting better—-but think that one application of Neopsporin, started the whole thing over, thankfully it is only on my knuckles and fingers now——PR

Deb-G
Deb-G 2009-12-29 14:13:45 -0600 Report

I swear I remember something about rubbing the areas with Rosemary leaves…but you'd have to google that to be sure…

I sure hope it gets better :(

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-29 14:15:23 -0600 Report

Hmm, Rosemary leaves—-will look—THANKS so much! I now think enough of myself as a person to try and seek further help!! PR

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-29 15:29:26 -0600 Report

I checked the Rosemary and it was reluctant to INSIST that they do work, But I like that—-a little doubt triggers caution—They did say that it was DRYING, might be some sort of antibiotic but not the typical kind, which, to me after all of my tries with regualr Drs, seems more like a TRY than anything else. Small amts in one spot—-I will try the above, one at a time—THANKS to ALL! Maybe my diabetis will finish settling down then—-well, I can DREAM!! hah—PR

Deb-G
Deb-G 2009-12-29 19:46:14 -0600 Report

I hope so Pat…I think Mint leaf and Sage work also…you will smell nice! lol…Get well please :)

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-29 22:04:40 -0600 Report

I am trying—-thanks to yu all—I didn't mean to detract from the initial post of Fingernails—-it just kinda fell in——
Arie, have you discovered yet about your nails??? We do care—so many things are so closely related!! hugs, Pat R

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-27 23:54:29 -0600 Report

Try drinking warm jello water or just plain jello, they say that is supposed to help. PR

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-28 14:39:34 -0600 Report

My current profile pic is one of a spot of the Stinging Nettles break out that I have been fighting for over 5 years. Any help would be appreciated; It is related to diabetis, but it sure does affect my emotions, which in turn they say, can aggravate the diabetis. PR

Deb-G
Deb-G 2009-12-28 15:19:48 -0600 Report

Wow Pat that looks really terrible :(

I know they dont recommend stinging nettles to diabetics due to controversy over whether it effects the blood sugar or not…its a natural home remedy for alot of things?? or am i thinking something different?…

I know when poked by the plant they recommend rubbing it with rosemary, mint or sage leaves…

but 5 years! wow…how did this happen or am I backwards?…I could very well be thinking of something else!

I sure hope you get better :(

Deb-G
Deb-G 2009-12-27 22:33:26 -0600 Report

Hello Arie :)

I am in the Dental field and have my hands in water and disinfectants all day…Never had a problem with my nails until I developed a severe anemia issue…

Maybe next time your in your docs office (your Internist, not a dermatologist) they can run your blood workup and check for anemia or other deficiencies that could be your cause…If you notice nails or hair issues…its worth checking it out…maybe even call your M.D. and set up a blood draw?

Good luck…hope they are lovely again in no time :)

Hinboyz3
Hinboyz3 2009-12-27 18:15:54 -0600 Report

So sorry your having a problem with your nails, I know how that is, us girls need our hair and nails. Try the cream and see if it works if not always use gloves when cleaning and washing dishes. I use to spray this bleach solution in the shower, and my fingertips got so rough and brittle, when I realized what was causing it I started to use the rubber gloves. Now its soo much more better, don't have the problem anymore. Even when I would load the washing machine and add the detergent and the softener, I had a habit of putting my hand in the water stirring the water. That too dried out my hands and sometime made them peel.

msann
msann 2009-12-27 18:05:20 -0600 Report

hey arie, i invited you as my friend you never did reply, but nails real long and being diabetes may not work well, maybe you have to trust your doc, hope you feel better

SkipT
SkipT 2009-12-27 17:52:41 -0600 Report

Washing dishes is one of the worst things you can do to your skin and nails. The dish washing detergent has a grease dissolver in it. The bleach is a drying agent. Always wear gloves when doing dishes by hand. It will take a little while, but your hands should improve.

Harlen
Harlen 2009-12-27 17:17:33 -0600 Report

I am so sorry
I dont have any prob with my nails and been diabetec for over 4 years
there is so much that can make them stop growing
Best wishes
Harlen

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